Managing Director

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly is a hospitality professional with over 44 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, bringing a passion and dedication to every project he undertakes.  His vast knowledge of hospitality has been built from hands on experience within the many facets of the hospitality sector. With experience in many senior management roles across different sectors of the industry including hotels, catering, restaurants and resorts, Stephen has in-depth operational experience that enables him to offer effective solutions to all aspects of hospitality operations and strategy. 


As principal of Hospitality Management Australia, Stephen drives the consultancy to provide practical, efficient, commercial returns for clients, providing strategic and operational advice, often mentoring a manager or business to cement future business growth with the implementation of benchmarking protocols and key performance strategies. 

Stephen is particularly suited to preparing design and operational specifications used to brief architects, interior and kitchen designers. His unique consulting and operational expertise makes him a valuable member of any project group or design team. 

Past clients who have benefitted from Stephen’s consulting expertise have included Federal and State Government departments, international hotels and leisure resorts, iconic destination restaurants, sporting stadia, conference and convention venues, corporate facilities, cultural and art institutions, entertainment & performing arts venues and parks & recreation destinations. 

Technical Aspects

Diploma in Hotel and Catering Operations, William Angliss College

Corporate Management Diploma, Institute Corporate Managers

Bachelor of Operations, McDonald's System of Australia

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Fellow of the Catering Institute Australia - past NSW Vice President

Associate of the Chartered Instituted of Company Secretaries in Australia.

Professional Member of Foodservice Consultants Society International

Member of Venue Management Association

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