Andrew Newmark

Andrew Newmark, PhD

Industry Chair of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, College of Business and Management


Andrew started his career in the hospitality industry over 30 years ago and will soon celebrate his 30th anniversary with Marriott International.

Andrew’s early experience was in hotel operational roles before moving into the Human Resources discipline. He has held several hotel and corporate HR & L&D roles in Asia Pacific. He is currently responsible for the HR function for the APEC region, covering 500+ hotels and 22 countries. In 2016 Marriott acquired Starwood, the largest M&A within the hotel industry, making Marriott the largest hotel company globally. In addition to his APEC HR responsibilities, Andrew has played a lead role in Change Management and HR Deployment in the pre-and post-acquisition phases.

Andrew’s passion lies in culture’s critical role in creating an excellent employment experience for employees and the business’s overall success. He holds an Associate Diploma in Hospitality and a Diploma in Human Resource Management. In 2023 will graduate from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) with an MBA, specialising in Change Management.

Originally from Sydney, Andrew most recently lived in Hong Kong until he relocated to Singapore in 2016 as Vice President Human Resources – Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) – APEC, Marriott International, Inc.