Turnbull named CEO of Victor Goh’s Hotels and Hospitality division

Former WA Tourism chief returns to the hospitality sector

Carolyn Turnbull, former Managing Director of Tourism Western Australia, is returning to the private sector to lead Victor Goh’s expanding hotel and hospitality division. Commencing in her new role as Chief Executive Officer on 4 June 2024, Turnbull’s initial focus will be on the completion of Goh’s prestigious Elizabeth Quay projects.

In announcing her appointment, Goh said “Carolyn’s unique leadership and proven track record locally and internationally make her perfect to oversee our hotel and hospitality ventures.

“[Carolyn’s] deep understanding of the industry will be instrumental in realising our shared vision of creating and operating remarkable properties that will elevate Perth’s profile on the global stage,” Goh said.

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Over the past decade, Goh’s buildings have brought style and elegance to the Perth CBD and have transformed the skyline. With the recent completion of the distinctive 36-level tower at One Spring Street, Goh has shifted his focus to the exclusive hotel project set to grace Elizabeth Quay later this year. Further details of this highly anticipated launch will follow soon, promising an exceptional new experience for Perth.

Elizabeth Quay, Perth render

Expressing her excitement for the new position, Turnbull stated, “I am delighted to partner with Victor Goh to produce world-class hotel and hospitality assets.”

“These projects will be truly distinctive and further supercharge the growth of Perth’s accommodation and hospitality offering,” she said.

During her tenure as MD of Tourism Western Australia, Turnbull achieved a number of significant milestones. Her initiatives helped deliver a record-breaking $17.7 billion in visitor spend, demonstrating her ability to drive economic growth. She spearheaded the creation of the globally recognised tourism brand “Walking On A Dream,” attracted high-profile entertainment and sporting events, and facilitated nonstop flights from 19 international destinations, cementing Perth’s reputation as the ‘western gateway’ to Australia.

Drawing on her international expertise, Turnbull brings extensive knowledge in ultra-luxury accommodation, including over a decade working alongside industry pioneer Adrian Zecha, Founder of Aman Resorts.

Turnbull’s distinguished career is supported by an Executive MBA in Hospitality Management from Nanyang Business School in Singapore and Cornell School of Hotel Administration in New York. Furthermore, Turnbull is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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