David Baffsky AO
David Baffsky AO holds a law degree from the University of Sydney and was the founder, and until 1991, the senior partner of a Sydney legal firm specialising in commercial and fiscal law. David is Honorary Chairman (formerly Executive Chairman between 1993 and 2008) of Accor Asia Pacific, which is the largest hotel management company in the Asia Pacific region. He is Chairman of the ASX listed Ariadne Australia Ltd and Chairman of Investa Property Group. He is also on the boards of Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Destination NSW and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. He was until July 2016 a Director of SATS Limited (Singapore) and Chairman of Food & Allied Support Services Corporation Ltd.
Amongst previous roles, Mr Baffsky was a Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW, Chairman of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Ltd, a member of the Business Government Advisory Group on National Security. He was a member of the federal government’s Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce and a Director of the Indigenous Land Corporation. In 2001 Mr Baffsky was made an officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he received the Centenary Medal. In 2004 he was recognised as the Asia Pacific Hotelier of the Year. In 2012 he was awarded the Chevalier in the Order of National Légion d’Honneur of France.