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Outrigger Resorts announces four appointments in Asia


(L to R) Leah Matters, Haydee Cruz, Catherine Lim and Supanee Tanvivatjinda

PHUKET, THAILAND – Outrigger Resorts Asia Pacific is pleased to announce four recent management appointments.

At the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, Leah Matters has been appointed as resort manager.

Matters has been with Outrigger for seven years, the last three as general manager of the Outrigger Twin Towns Resort in Queensland. Before joining Outrigger, Matters, an Australian national, was general manager at the Sands Management Group.

Also at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Haydee Cruz has been appointed as director of sales and marketing.

With over 20 years of experience, Cruz, who is from the Dominican Republic, started her career at the Sheraton and has since held senor sales positions with Marriott and Accor and has had previous Thailand experience as group director of sales for the Marriott and Anantara Cluster based in Bangkok.

At the Outrigger Asia Pacific head office in Phuket, Catherine Lim has been appointed as marketing and ecommerce manager for Asia Pacific.

Lim, a Singaporean national, has broad experience in marketing and marketing communications, sales, sponsorships and publicity across a number of sectors in Asia. She recently spent three years in Cambodia as a Web and marketing communications manager.

Also in Phuket, Supanee Tanvivatjinda, a Thai national, has been appointed financial controller at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas.

With over 10 years’ experience in finance, Supanee has worked at Novotel Coralia Phuket, Laguna Beach Resort Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Resort and most recently at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. In her new role she will provide vision and leadership in the development of finance functions and ensure adherence to the resort’s financial strategic objectives.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Leah, Haydee, Catherine and Khun Supanee to their new roles within Outrigger,” said Darren Edmonstone, managing director, Asia Pacific. “Each one has a background of excellence, is highly motivated, and has a key role to play as Outrigger Resorts continues its strategic expansion in the region.”

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resorts opens on Aug. 1, 2015. In May, Outrigger also acquired the AKARYN Samui and reopened it as the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort.