Accor hires Shelley Perkins as Senior Vice President for Talent and Culture

Shelley Perkins, Senior Vice President of Talent and Culture, Accor

Accor, a hotel operator in ANZ with over 380 hotels, apartments and resorts, announced the hire of Shelley Perkins to the role of Senior Vice President of Talent and Culture.

With over 20 years of experience, Shelley joins Accor Pacific from the Rosewood Hotel Group in Hong Kong where she has been for the past three years as Chief Talent and Culture Officer.

What is Shelley’s expertise prior new role at Accor?

Prior to this role, Shelley worked for Accor in Paris as Global Senior Vice President-Talent Management, with a focus on global talent acquisition and development for Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel (FRHI). This followed her position as Vice President at FRHI from 2014; where Accor retained Shelley’s services after acquiring the group in 2016.

Shelley previously spent 18 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where she started her career in operational roles, before she moved across into human resources and was appointed as Group Director of Human Resources for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in 2011.

What does Shelley bring in her new role at Accor?

Shelley holds a graduate certificate in management from Central Queensland University and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. Shelley said; “I am thrilled to be returning to Accor and to have the opportunity to build on the success of the Pacific region.”

“I am passionate about this industry, service excellence and creating a safe, inclusive and diverse culture where all colleagues feel they can contribute to the general cause.”

“It is my vision that Accor’s teams will continue to have opportunities to enjoy incredible career journeys, experiencing personal growth and adventures. I look forward to working with people across the business as we strive together to create a culture of excellence.”

Sarah Derry, Chief Executive Officer for Accor Pacific, commented; “Shelley’s passion and expertise for how Talent and Culture excellence can drive business results made her the ideal appointment. We look forward to welcoming her to our team.”