NSW State Advisory Committee

Bernhard Langer

General Manager, Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

Bernhard brings a wealth of experience to his role as General Manager at Sydney Harbour Marriott, spanning 32 years in the hospitality industry both in Australia and overseas.

With a passion for hospitality, Bernhard started his career in the kitchens after studying professional cookery and hotel management at Auckland University of Technology, and IHTTI in Neuchâtel Switzerland. Bernhard has held various roles in hotels and resorts with Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton and St. Regis brands throughout Asia, as well as the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Bernhard is a results driven leader with strong leadership skills that has seen him develop and grow the careers of many young hospitality professionals.

When not at work, Bernhard enjoys travelling, learning the history of world cuisines, exercising, and spending time with his family.

Glen Boultwood

CEO and Co-Founder, Serene Capital

Responsible for the overall development, implementation and management of Serene Capital’s property funds and investor relationships, Glen focuses on acquisition, management and disposal of assets. With over 20 years’ experience in Australian funds management and property industries, Glen has senior management experience in all facets of funds management.

Prior to co-founding Serene Capital, Glen Boultwood previously managed the Eureka Core Property Fund 3 (a diversified property fund comprising office, retail and hotel assets) at Eureka Funds Management, which was the best performing wholesale property fund for the five years to June 2014 (achieving an 18.5% total return p.a). He previously spent three years at Jones Lang LaSalle valuing over $2.5 billion in hotel and tourism-related assets. He also has experience working with high-profile super funds, including Australia Post Superannuation Scheme and HESTA.

In 2013 Glen developed a strategy for suburban office asset investment and raised $200m in 2013 from HESTA superannuation fund. Glen has been the chair and co-chair of the PCA Asset Management Education Committee over the past 8 years and was the inaugural Chairperson of the IPD Hotel Advisory Committee.

Jane Lyons

General Manager, Hyatt Regency Sydney

Originally from Melbourne, Jane has spent more than 25 years navigating various roles across all hotel departments internationally and in Australia including front office, finance, rooms, operations and management.

With a degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Victoria University in Melbourne, Jane has enjoyed working for various hotel management companies including Starwood in both Melbourne and Sydney, abroad in London and New York with The Langham, back in Sydney with Hilton and is now with Hyatt since taking the helm at Australia’s largest premium 888 roomed hotel, Hyatt Regency Sydney, in May 2020.

Jane is an empathetic and inspiring leader whose professional and warm demeanour along with her wealth of experience in operational excellence both in Australia and overseas, ensures she is well equipped to lead diverse, engaged, results-driven teams to thrive. Under Jane’s leadership, Hyatt Regency Sydney, and the property’s bars and restaurants, have been recognised in both state and national awards for excellence including at the HM Awards and MEA Awards.

Jeroen Meijer

Cluster General Manager, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta

Appointed to his current role as Cluster General Manager, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney and PARKROYAL Parramatta in June 2022, Jeroen brings a wealth of experience spanning across 20 years within the hospitality industry. He has gained extensive commercial and operational expertise in hotels and resorts across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Jeroen’s personable nature and strong leadership is evident in the successful team he has developed and built around him. Under his leadership, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney has been recognised in both state and national awards, including Awards for Accommodation Excellence for three consecutive years.

Prior to starting with the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Jeroen was with Hilton for over 15 years where he held several Commercial Director roles at properties across New Zealand, Thailand and most recently Melbourne. Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and manages more than 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development, in 31 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Mark Ronfeldt

Chief Executive Officer – Daiwa Living Waldorf Holdings

Mark Ronfeldt, Chief Executive Officer for Daiwa Living Waldorf Holdings, responsible for a growing portfolio of Apartment-Hotels across Australia and New Zealand.

Mark is a very experienced, highly-driven, strategic and pragmatic executive and business leader, within the Hospitality, Tourism and Real Estate sectors. With his proven experience in driving organizational growth, empowering and developing successful teams, creating a positive culture, sharing a clear vision and a real focus on creating customer and shareholder value, Mark is a true leader in the Hospitality industry.

Matt Rubie

Country General Manager – Frasers Hospitality Australia

Matt Rubie is Country General Manager for Frasers Hospitality in Australia, overseeing the operations and development of the Fraser brands across Australia for 7 years. Matt has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry in both Australia and the UK, encompassing a wide range of roles such as Operations, Asset Management and Sales and Marketing.

Since 2011 Frasers Hospitality has added to its initial flagship of Fraser Suites Sydney, adding three Fraser branded properties while adding a further three Accor properties to its Singapore listed REIT.

Monty Maguire

Managing Director – Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges

Monty Maguire is the Managing Director of the Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges.  

Monty took up the role at The Powerhouse after relocating to Tamworth from Armidale & having her first child, Poppy. Monty and her partner Chris operate a lucerne farm at Piallamore and a contract farming business, Johnstone Rural Services. 

She is a board member of the Accommodation Association of Australia’s (AAoA) NSW State Advisory Committee, Regional Councillor on the Business NSW Regional Advisory Committee and a Board Director of the Tamworth Business Chamber, and previously was the Vice President of Business New England and works to drive growth to the region through the tourism and hospitality sectors. 

With more than 18 years of hotel and hospitality experience, she was the General Manager of The Powerhouse Hotel Armidale by Rydges for over 8 years, after working overseas at the Ritz Carlton Central Park, New York, Maradiva Villas, Resort & Spa, Mauritius and at leading London restaurants The Wolseley and Rabot 1745. 

Born into a hardworking hospitality family in Tamworth, she has been immersed in the business since she was a child and studied Hospitality Management at Ecole Hoteliere in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Monty is a strong advocate for both the industry and business community, and together with her family has a long and proud history of supporting regional Australian travel and delivering exceptional service and quality.  


Patrick Lonergan

Head of Hotel, Hospitality and Leisure / Corporate / Mulpha Australia Limited & Co-Chair

Richard Doyle

Group General Counsel, Seibu Prince Hotels & Resorts& Co-Chair

As Group General Counsel of Seibu Prince Hotels & Resorts, Richard is charged with ensuring that one of the largest hotel management groups in Asia Pacific runs smoother than a well-oiled machine. Richard oversees all of Seibu Prince Hotels & Resorts legal requirements as well as managing the company’s asset management functions and overseeing the group’s Australian and New Zealand development activities. Richard frequently interacts with hotel owners and has a detailed understanding of hotel owner expectations and requirements (both from a management and ownership perspective).

Commencing his position in 2006, Richard has helped grow the company’s initial small Australian-based portfolio into a flourishing international network of over 35 hotels. Richard’s achievements have included acting as the leading legal advisor in securing successful developments and acquisitions of the group’s portfolio across the globe including Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, United Kingdom and Australia.

Sally Burgess

General Manager, View Hotel Sydney

Starting her career at Accor in Reservations, Sally is a true testament to nurturing natural industry skill and talent. As she progressed through various Rooms Division Roles, Sally saw herself working in a diverse range of locations in Australia and New Zealand, including the remote El Questro Wilderness Park in WA and Alice Springs.

Sally then exercised her Revenue Management skills over a number of years with TFE Hotels before relocating back to Sydney with Radisson Hotel Group and is currently General Manager at View Hotel Sydney. Sally harnesses a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) obtained in 2014.