Louise Daley has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer AccorHotels Asia Pacific. Having worked at AccorHotels for 25 years in senior executive roles and as the company’s representative on joint venture businesses, Louise was previously CEO for Accor Plus, the group’s loyalty subscription program in Asia Pacific. Under Louise’s leadership, Accor Plus grew to 45 sales offices in 11 countries and membership expanded more than 30%.
Prior to this, Louise was CFO for Accor in the Pacific, as well as being Director of Accor’s joint ventures Accor Vacation Club, Reef Casino Cairns (a public company), Executive Health Solutions and Accor Advantage Plus. In addition to these roles, she was Chairman of the Accor Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in the Pacific.
Louise now takes on one of the most senior roles within AccorHotels Asia Pacific, working closely with Chairman and CEO, Michael Issenberg and the executive team.
“Louise was a natural fit for this important role because she understands AccorHotels and our business on a number of levels and commands the respect of both her teams internally and our external partners,” said Michael Issenberg. “She worked closely with her predecessor Kim Mooney, who passed away in May, and has a deep understanding of the strategic vision of AccorHotels and our aggressive plans for growth.”
Louise has completed an Executive MBA in Singapore, has a Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Management, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). She has lived and worked in Australia, Thailand, and briefly in Japan, and has been based in Singapore since 2011. Louise is also a regular speaker and panelist at industry events, and is a member of both the Australian and Singaporean Institute of Company Directors.
“I am honoured to take up this position with AccorHotels and am excited to lead strong teams in driving the future growth of the company in Asia Pacific,” said Louise.