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Barry Robinson - President and Managing Director of International Operations for Wyndham Vacation Clubs

Since 2003, Barry has held the position of CEO and Managing Director for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific.

In this capacity Barry is responsible for managing the region’s largest vacation ownership company with more than 43,000 vacation owners and expanding Wyndham Hotel Group’s brands throughout the South Pacific, including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts®, Ramada®, Super 8® and Days Inns® brands.

As CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Barry Robinson has been the driving force behind many significant new property acquisitions, enhanced resort developments and a has brought a renewed customer focus to the business. Under his supervision, both Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group in the South Pacific have expanded their portfolios in the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific regions and are actively expanding into new Asian markets.

With more than 30 years’ hospitality experience, Barry has a vast knowledge of the hotel and resort industry – from development, to branding, management, franchising and operations. Barry has held a number of senior leadership positions in the Asia Pacific region for some of the world’s largest hospitality companies including Swiss-Belhotel International, Swissôtel Worldwide Partner Hotels and Choice Hotels International.

Barry is also

  • Board Director, FSHD Global
  • Vice President of ATHOC (Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the School of Hotel Resort & Tourism Management’s Executive Advisory Board, Bond University
  • Member of Young Presidents Organisation, Queensland Chapter
  • Long standing CHA member for over 15 years.



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Tim Wiedman - Partner, McCullough Robertson

Tim is an expert financial services and managed investments lawyer. He has extensive experience in all areas of funds management and financial services law, including structuring and establishing unregulated, unregistered and registered managed investments schemes, advising on Australian financial services (AFS) licensing requirements and assisting clients obtain or vary an AFS licence.

Tim acts for a variety of wholesale and retail fund managers, including timeshare schemes, property trusts, equities funds, hedge funds, income funds, serviced strata schemes and agribusiness schemes, as well as other financial services clients such as insurers, stockbrokers, foreign exchange and derivative traders financial planners.

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