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Mon, 27 March 2023

David Young Joins Accor Pacific as Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of ESG

(27/03/23)  Accor Pacific has appointed David Young as Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of ESG.

David has extensive ESG, commercial and operational experience gained over many years from working in the travel industry in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and UK.

David Young. Click to enlarge.
David Young

Prior to joining Accor, David worked with the oneworld alliance as Global Program Director Sustainability and was previously the Executive Manager of Sustainability and ESG at the Qantas Group.

Over the last 20 years, David has held senior operating roles with Qantas as Executive Manager Commercial at Qantas Loyalty, and Chief Operating Officer Qantas Catering and Inflight Services.

He also spent 7 years in London as a Board Member and Executive Director of the listed Journey Group Plc, a global travel catering and supply company.

Currently a Director of YHA Australia and a Trustee of the Golden Stave Foundation, David is the former President of the Aviation Sustainability Forum.

Sustainability is redefining Accors business model and shaping a new way of traveling. We are pursuing an integrated business approach in the way we manage our ESG activities and our interactions with our people, guests, suppliers, partners, clients and communities, said Sarah Derry, CEO Accor Pacific. David is a subject matter expert with strong leadership skills, his vision for sustainability will make an outsize impact.

Accor Pacific recently entered into a strategic partnership with Ecotourism Australia to certify all Accor hotels, apartments and resorts across Australia and the Pacific as Sustainable Tourism certified businesses.

From luxury to economy, Accor has 20 international brands across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia, including Handwritten Collection, Sofitel, MGallery, Art Series, Pullman, Swisstel, Mvenpick, Mondrian, Grand Mercure, Peppers, The Sebel, Mantra, Novotel, Mercure, BreakFree, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and Ennismores SO/ and TRIBE.

In total, Accor has approximately 400 hotels, apartments and resorts in the region.

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