Joleen Hurst – General Manager of new Porter House Hotel Sydney

Joleen Hurst

Ms Hurst has extensive leadership and industry experience, having spent the past 20 years with Accor in a variety of general manager positions.

During her long tenure with Accor, she has presided over the luxurious Sebel Quay West Suites and Apartments at Sydney’s Circular Quay, Novotel Sydney International Airport, Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley, Mercure Sydney Parramatta, Mercure and Ibis Brisbane, Novotel Launceston and Accor Hotels Darling Harbour.

Other highlights of her impressive career to date include being appointed one of Australia’s first female General Managers at the age of 25 and being a proud past-recipient of the NSW Premier’s Award for ‘Most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’.  Internationally qualified, she has been a keynote speaker on the Art of Human Connection and is an independent director of Healthshare NSW.

Ms Hurst is also a foundation member of Accor Diversity, which was formed in 2012 to cement the group’s   commitment to diversity and inclusion as priority initiatives.