By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier

Sydney hospitality group, Merivale, have appointed Debbie Higgins as its new Group General Manager – Events.

Merivale Director of Sales and Events, Kathy Savill said: “We are delighted to welcome Debbie to the Merivale team. Boasting an impressive events career spanning over ten years, Debbie brings a wealth of expertise and experience and is already a high valued asset within our business”.

Higgins’ career is indeed impressive, returning to Sydney after finishing up four years as Head of Hospitality at Chelsea Football Club in the UK, where she was responsible for match-day and non-match-day events.

Before her role at Chelsea Football Club, Higgins held other senior management roles in hospitality in the UK, including Assistant Head of Department, Food & Beverage for Hilton Hotel London Metropole and Corporate Hospitality Manager of Suites for The O2 Arena.

Higgins joined Merivale after deciding to return to Australia, and is excited to be working with the respected hospitality group.

“I am thrilled to be involved in the magic that is Merivale. After being in London for nearly 11 years, it was time for me to return to the sunny shores of Australia and have the pleasure of joining Merivale. The group’s business culture and strong desire to be the world’s best was inspiring and something I could not wait to be a part of.”

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