With a successful track record in managing a range of venues, Murray oversees all the operational aspects at LIONS@springwood. Customer-focused, Murray drives a culture that is both vibrant and personable, while strategically implementing new operational efficiencies to ensure the venue’s continued growth and prosperity.
Taking a hands-on approach, Murray instills his philosophy that ‘people make places’ through his practical and personal leadership style. Providing exceptional customer service, Murray creates a professional yet welcoming atmosphere, which is reflected through the strong relationships he has developed with both patrons and staff.
Before joining LIONS@springwood in December 1995, Murray was the General Manager at Longyard Hotel Tamworth where he oversaw the financial control, systems development, budgeting, staff recruitment and training, workplace health and safety, and also ensured the hotel’s continued compliance with legislative requirements.
Murray’s key career achievements include the finalization of the $29 million re-development of The Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel Resort and Spa. He also managed The Mission Beach Resort, which had an annual turnover exceeding $30 million, and supervised their renovations to reach a 4-star standard. In a previous role at the Runcorn Tavern, Murray doubled gaming turnover from $1.2 million to $3.5 million within two years. He was also instrumental in
developing Fitzy’s from a small tavern to one of the largest gaming hotels in Queensland with a turnover exceeding $20 million per year.
Murray is a founding member of the Liquor Industry Action Group (LIAG) – Logan Corridor and has held both President and Chairperson positions amongst others, for over seven years.