One of Australia’s most experienced hotel professionals, Howard has a rich background in some of Australia’s – and the world’s – largest hotel groups.
His career started in the Americas and then Europe, where he worked for Westin Hotels and then SAS (now Radisson) Hotels, where he was Operations Director for Europe.
When Howard arrived back in Australia, he was an essential part of the massive boom in the Pacific hotel sector, working for (then) industry leader, Southern Pacific Hotels (SPHC) as COO and prior to that as a General Manager for key hotels, both in both Australia and overseas.
SPHC morphed into the InterContinental Hotels Group and Howard worked for IHG in senior roles (including VP Brand Integration) until 2002.
For the past decade he has been one of the country’s leading hotel management consultants, working with owners and investors to improve their return on investment for their hotel businesses, investments and assets. These companies include the Schwartz Family Company, Morgan Stanley, Aarons Hotel Group, Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Hines Property.