DESTINATION GOLD COAST
John Morris is General Manager, RACV Queensland Resorts. This combined role oversees all projects within the two resorts, is responsible for achieving commercial goals and is also involved in the day to day operational activity at both resorts. Combined, the resorts employ over 300 staff and are major employers in their respective Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast communities.
With over 25 years hospitality experience, John has a background in senior sales, marketing and general management roles domestically, in the Pacific and in South East Asia. Having managed large corporate hotels, island resorts, conference and event hotels, boutique resorts and more, he is well versed in a diverse range of market segments and geographic markets.
Most recently John has overseen the redesign of the Royal Pines championship golf course, the construction of an iconic stand-alone spa, the total rebuild of the resorts conference and events facilities, the construction of a world class gymnasium and the rebuild of the resort's signature restaurant "Videre" and its executive lounge.
As the long term host of the Australian Ladies Masters golf tournament and more recently the PGA Championship, John has led the team to position the resort as the home of championship golf on the Gold Coast and, when combined with the resorts multiple leisure facilities, it is very much a leader in health and wellbeing in Queensland.