Committee Members

Advisory Committee

Wichit na Ranong

Known to many on Phuket as the Father of Phuket Tourism, has leant his support to the Phuket Hotels Association through his extensive knowledge and contacts throughout Thailand he has been able to assist greatly in the formation of the association.

Khun Wichit is the first President of the Tourism Council of Thailand and was the founding president of the Phuket Tourist Association, he was also formerly on the board of Thai Airways International and Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Anthony Lark

As the President of the Phuket Hotels Association, and also the Managing Director and General Manager of Trisara, Anthony has devoted his spare time to the Phuket Hotels Association assisting with the creation of the 3 founding pillars of the association Brand, Education and Environment, bringing together the network of hotels, acting as the Phuket Hotels Association representative when consulting with local government and using his extensive contacts bringing together international partners to assist with the design and promotion of the Phuket Hotels Association.

Bill Barnett

Founder of the Phuket Hotels Association, Bill Barnett brings over 30 years' experience in the Asian hospitality. Bill held senior executive roles in hotel operations, development and asset management. He is considered to be a leading global authority on hotel residences and has sat at almost every seat around the hospitality and real estate table. Bill promotes industry insight through regular conference presentations at key events and contributes to numerous industry publications.

David Keen

As CEO of QUO, David Keen is a leading innovator within the travel and hospitality industries, He drives the company’s mission to revolutionise the way the world travels, inspiring the QUO team to forge disruptive new brands that global travellers fall in love with.

QUO has been the creative force behind the Brand Phuket concept and David has also been working in an advisory capacity to the Phuket Hotels Association marketing committee.