Erez Weiss Managing director Brink's Hong Kong Mr Weiss has more than 16 years of experience in the security industry and has been with the company for more than 11 years as a key executive. He helped set up Brink's global services and launch its shows division. In his new position, Mr Weiss will manage the company's international and domestic business in Hong Kong. Marie Koury Regional director, global sales, Australia and New Zealand Marriott Asia Pacific Ms Koury will continue to lead the global sales organisation teams in Sydney and Melbourne, plus support the account teams leading Marriott's Asia Pacific relationship with travel management companies. Her team will also look at future business development opportunities for the region. Ms Koury joined Marriott in 1995 and spent most of her time in Los Angeles. Since arriving in Sydney 15 months ago, she has managed the restructuring of the office into account-focused, team-based associates, and organised the office move into the Sydney Harbour Marriott. Nigel Smith Executive director of office services, Asia CB Richard Ellis Based in Hong Kong, Mr Smith will be responsible for the supervision and administration of all office consultancy and agency activities across Asia. With more than 13 years of experience, Mr Smith has handled the project marketing of more than 15 million square feet of sole agency appointments, including the successful 'Central 18 Zone' at Two International Finance Centre. He holds an MBA in real estate and construction from Reading University, a postgraduate RICS diploma in project management and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in estate management. He is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. Parker Robinson Media relations director Burson-Marsteller Based in Hong Kong, Mr Robinson will leverage his extensive journalism and corporate background to lead issues management and media training, as well as assist in the development and implementation of media campaigns and communication strategies for Burson-Marsteller's Hong Kong and regional clients. His wide-ranging experience includes associate editorship at the business magazine Asia Inc and coverage of United Nations peacekeeping missions in the former Yugoslavia and Somalia as a reporter for the Halifax Herald in Canada. His Asian corporate communications experience includes management of international media relations throughout Greater China for Coca-Cola and leadership of the English editorial team at PCCW. Rauf Malik General manager China Hotel by Marriott Mr Malik has worked with international companies in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 and joined the New World Harbour View Hotel as executive assistant manager, moving to the New World Hotel as resident manager in 1991. In 1996, he was promoted to general manager. In his new position he will lead his team to further enhance the development of the China Hotel by Marriott, in Guangzhou. Geoffrey Bennun General manager Sila Evason Hideaway, Thailand As general manager of the Sila Evason Hideaway on Koh Samui, Thailand, Mr Bennun will see the hotel through its final months of development in time for the scheduled opening on June 1. He joins the 64-villa Evason Hideaway from his role as general manager of the Evason Resort Hua Hin and Six Senses Spa, which he opened in June 2002. Mr Bennun, who grew up in South Africa, studied hotel management in London and took citizenship in Canada, where he worked with Four Seasons and CP Hotels. He moved to Australia in 1988 and has worked throughout the Southeast Asian region. During the Sydney Olympic Games, he developed and managed Media Village, home to 6,000 guests during the games. He joined the Evason Resort Hua Hin in 2000. T.J. Grundl-Hong Area general manager Evason Resorts and Hideaways, Vietnam Since May 2000, Mr Grundl-Hong has held the role of general manager at Six Senses' Evason-branded property, the Ana Mandara Resort and Spa, in Nha Trang. Under his leadership, Ana Mandara has been positioned at the forefront of the developing hospitality industry in Vietnam. Mr Grundl-Hong has continuously expanded and enhanced the guest experience and services. He has also played a key role in conceptualising and planning the creation of two new Six Senses properties scheduled to open in Vietnam later this year: the Evason Hideaway and Six Senses Spa on private Ninh Van Bay, and an Evason villa property with a Six Senses Spa, in Dalat.