ScottLeachMeet the President – Scott Leach

Recently elected for a fifth consecutive term as AHA NSW President, Scott remains a ‘hands on’ small business operator working the floor daily at The Rose of Australia, located in Erskineville in Sydney’s Inner-West. Recently, Scott, in partnership with leading hotelier Fraser Short, purchased the nearby iconic LGBTI venue The Imperial Hotel.

In addition to his role as AHA President, Scott also serves as the current President of AHA NSW.

Born in 1972, educated at St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill and the University of Sydney, he holds a passion for education and professional development.

A twenty-year veteran of the NSW hotel industry Scott has served in a wide range of industry roles displaying passion for community and public service.

In 2009, Scott created the AHA NSW Women in Tourism scholarship – in partnership with the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School – which has now provided opportunities for 12 young achievers from regional NSW to turn their dreams of a career in hospitality into reality.

Scott regularly travels throughout NSW to engage with hoteliers and small business operators on commercial and governance issues.

In recent years, Scott has been invited to be an active participant within the accommodation and tourism sector through the creation of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

Scott is married to Clare Button and lives in Alexandria Sydney.

He remains a tragic South Sydney Rabbitohs supporter when not cheering his beloved Sydney Swans.