Brian Ross, former CEO of Australian Hotels Association NSW (AHA NSW), has passed away.

 The AHA confirmed Mr Ross’ passing on Monday morning, while tributes have been flowing from all corners of the industry over the weekend. Ross was 75.

Brian Ross had a significant impact on the hotel industry during his tenure, leading AHA NSW as CEO from 2000 to 2008. He left the AHA NSW in 2011.

Ross was known within the industry as an effective negotiator with political figures, and is credited with lifting the industry association to a position of prominence during his tenure.

Ross leaves behind his wife Robyn, their children and grandchildren.

AHA NSW’s president, Scott Leach, paid tribute to Mr Ross.

“He made an enormous contribution,” Mr Leach said.

“He was a bed-rock for our industry, respected on all sides of politics and admired by the business community.

“His actions, temperament and words were always defined by class. Brian Ross was a true gentleman and a doyen of our industry.

"We have lost a leader, a mentor and a friend all at once. He will be sadly missed and our industry shares in the loss with his family and friends.

“Our deepest sympathies are with Brian’s wife Robyn and their family.”

Funeral details have yet to be announced.

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  1. What a loss Brian. was a great gentleman so respected a great negotiator in an industry which had come under great pressure from State Governemnt.

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