Alison Quinn to move on from Sanctuary Cove

Alison Quinn - Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2011
Alison Quinn, Executive General Manager Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments), has resigned from the top job after two years at the helm.

Ms Quinn announced this week that she will take up a role as Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland State Government’s Department of Growth Management Queensland as of 2012.

Mulpha owns the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and a significant portfolio of property in Australia including the InterContinental Sydney, Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Hilton Melbourne Airport, The Hotel School Sydney, Salzburg Apartments, Norwest Business Park, 99 Macquarie Street and Bimbadgen Estate. Mulpha presently has estimated assets worth A$1 billion.

During her time at Mulpha Ms Quinn has presided over the significant changes to the Masterplan, including a multi-million dollar overhaul of the resort facilities, and steered Sanctuary Cove into a healthy position in a challenging market environment.

Arguably her most notable achievement in the role is diversifying the demographic at Sanctuary Cove by creating innovative new residential offerings, designed to attract a broader segment of the market.

Ms Quinn said it was a difficult decision as she has enjoyed her time at Sanctuary Cove. 'I was certainly a difficult decision and I will be sad to leave Sanctuary Cove,' she said. 'But the investment and infrastructure we have implemented over the last two years leaves Sanctuary Cove in very good shape and allows the community to retain its pre-eminent position as Australia’s No.1 masterplanned community.

'My new role will be extremely challenging however I am the looking forward to embracing the challenge and making my mark.'

Executive Chairman of Mulpha Australia Limited, the owners of Sanctuary Cove, Seng Huang Lee said the company will be seeking a suitable replacement over the coming months.

Mulpha has spent more than $50 million on an infrastructure works program over the last few years to ensure Sanctuary Cove remains at the forefront of masterplanned living in Australia.