Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wyndham appoints new SVP legal & compliance

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Liz Collinson in the executive role of senior vice president legal and compliance, based at the company’s Gold Coast corporate office.

Reporting to president and managing director, Barry Robinson, as well as the US based Wyndham Vacation Ownership general counsel, Ms Collinson will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice in respect of compliance with applicable securities and managed investment legislation, property and corporate acquisitions, consumer financing, commercial contracts and leases, hotel management and franchise agreements, dispute resolution, and employment and industrial relations matters.

The position oversees Wyndham’s legal and compliance team, which is domiciled across offices on the Gold Coast and Singapore.

Ms Collinson joins Wyndham after almost three years as principal of her own firm, Elizabeth Collinson, Barrister & Solicitor. Previously, Ms Collinson spent 12 years living in Singapore, with more than 10 years as senior vice president legal and general counsel at InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Pacific.

After completing her education in Tasmania and Melbourne, Ms Collinson was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and also gained accreditation as a specialist in property law.

Ms Collinson brings extensive experience in all aspects of international hospitality law including multi-jurisdictional hotel and resort development; regulatory compliance; investment, capital expenditure and business model review and development; asset acquisition and sale, joint ventures, management contracts, franchising and investment funds; and employment law, litigation and intellectual property protection.

She has widespread experience working across Asia Pacific, having led legal and risk management teams based in Singapore, Australia, China and Japan.

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