Leon Pink heads to Lizard Island in new role

Leon Pink is the new general manager at Lizard Island.

Tropical North Queensland resort Lizard Island has appointed Leon Pink as general manager.

Pink was most recently resort manager at Four Seasons Mahe in The Seychelles, and previously held the role at One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives.

He was also resort manager at Queensland’s One&Only Hayman Island following long-held roles as general manager at Elements of Byron, Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and at Outrigger Koh Samui Resort and Spa (now Deva Samui).

“When I first started in hospitality I really fell in love with the teamwork and camaraderie of the industry,” Pink said.

Lizard Island’s new executive chef Winston Fong.

“I feel I’m well versed in the challenges of remote living and working, and building a rewarding culture and motivating a live-in employee base over the past two decades has been an opportunity to develop valuable interpersonal and leadership skills.”

Another key appointment at Lizard Island is new executive chef Winston Fong, who was most recently executive chef at Orpheus Island resort.

“I’m thrilled to be on Lizard Island, with the open-air restaurant looking out over Anchor Bay and an established food and beverage team that’s already made my arrival so seamless and welcoming,” Fong said.

“I really enjoy working with the small producers who grow premium ingredients in our local food bowl which stretches from the Daintree Rainforest, north to Cairns and west to the Atherton Tablelands.”