August 30, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

The luxury lodge on Lizard Island right on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland has welcomed Leon Pink as its new General Manager.

The role at Lizard Island has brought Pink back to Australia from the Seychelles where he was GM of the Four Seasons property there.

Pink has extensive luxury hotel experience in Australia as well as overseas, having been the opening General Manager for Elements of Byron, GM of the Voyages Indigenous Tourism’s five-star property at Uluru, Sails in the Desert and resort manager of One&Only Hayman Island – now InterContinental Hayman Island.

“When I first started in hospitality I really fell in love with the teamwork and camaraderie of the industry,” said Pink.

“I feel I’m well versed in the challenges of remote living and working, and building a rewarding culture and motivating a live-in employee base over the past two decades has been an opportunity to develop valuable interpersonal and leadership skills.”

The boutique property has also engaged a new Executive Chef, Winston Fong, who was most recently Executive Chef at Orpheus Island Resort.

The 40 suite and villa resort offers options for buyouts for conference and incentive groups.