He has a very strong background in tourism and hospitality – both in Australia and overseas – and has held senior management positions at Voyages Silky Oaks Lodge (QLD), Voyages Ayres Rock Resort (NT), Bali Dynasty Resort (BALI) and at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok.
Warwick is results-driven and has extensive resort and food and beverage management experience including more than 10 years' experience in general management roles driving revenue, profit and customer service in semi-isolated resort settings.
In speaking about the role, Warwick said he jumped at the chance to re-enter Queensland's tourism industry – after five years in a strategic management and Government liaison role – and looks forward to working with a company that had pioneered
eco-tourism experiences in Australia.
"I had stayed at Fraser Island and Kingfisher Bay prior to joining the team," he said. "And I have to say I was impressed with their passion for the environment through the various interpretation programs and their commitment to environmental sustainability. I also loved the location and the clever environmentally friendly design of the property."
"I look forward to steering the resort through a major rooms' refurbishment process in 2013 and to seeing bigger and better things for the Queensland tourism industry over the next twelve months."
Warwick joins the Kingfisher Bay team after a four-year stint at the Port of Brisbane where he oversaw the strategic restructure of hospitality operations and the privatisation of significant commercial assets.
Kingfisher Bay Resort Managing Director, Gary Smith, said he looked forward to supporting Warwick in continuing Kingfisher Bay Resort's group tourism activities into the future.
"Fraser Island is a fantastic asset for the region and we need to work together with passionate people to ensure a sustainable future," Mr Smith said.