Issenberg has more than 42 years of international experience including 26 years at Accor where he became Chairman and CEO at Accor Asia Pacific. He is the current Chair of Tourism Australia and a director of the Star Entertainment Group.
“As TFE looks to 2024 and beyond, we are focused on growth, quality and innovation,” said Allan Vidor, Chairman of TFE Hotels.
“And in that respect, we are thrilled that Michael has joined the board. He is results driven, highly skilled in acquisitions and mergers and, during his tenure, led Accor to become the largest hotel operator in Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand, supporting more than 140,000 employees.
“Michael has a stellar track record in strategy, investment and operational excellence across the US, Australia and Asia, which will stand us in good stead as we continue to grow globally.”
Issenberg said he was excited to be joining the board and assisting the company with the next stage of its growth and evolution.
“The joint venture between Toga and Far East Orchard Limited ten years ago, was a game changer for both companies and the Australian hotel industry, creating a unique platform of brands, operations and real estate capabilities,” he said.