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Head of Development - Lavie Hotels and Resorts

Chris Batterham – Chief Development Officer

Chris possesses an extensive and illustrious professional background that spans across every facet of the hotel and hospitality industry. Throughout his distinguished career, he has consistently demonstrated unwavering reliability and has garnered a coveted reputation as a seasoned hotelier. His remarkable portfolio of accomplishments is an embodiment of his commitment and passion for excellence, evident in his contributions to renowned international hotel brands, including Intercontinental Hotels Group and Marriott, across diverse regions, including Australia, Japan, Thailand, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom.

As the former Area General Manager for Australia and New Zealand at ONYX Hospitality Group, Chris played an instrumental role in driving the company’s remarkable growth, positioning himself at the forefront of the industry’s evolution.

Chris stands as a seasoned Multi-Unit General Manager, a distinction he has earned through industry accolades and awards recognizing his exceptional performance across a spectrum of Key Performance Indices. Notably, he was honored with the General Manager of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to IHG.

In his role, Chris has accumulated extensive executive management experience across multiple regions, marking him as a leader with a proven track record in translating innovative initiatives from their conceptualization to successful execution and delivery.