PHUKET, THAILAND  Outrigger Resorts & Hotels has appointed Michael Gaarde-Nielsen General Manager and Rory Campbell Director of Sales and Marketing for the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort.

Gaarde-Nielsen holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Oxford Brookes University in England. He will be responsible for all aspects of resort operations, with an eye to maximising commercial performance while delivering best-in-class service culture, host and guest satisfaction.

Gaarde-Nielsen has several years of resort leadership experience in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He has held general manager positions in both his native Denmark and Thailand, where he served as General Manager for Centara Hotels and Resorts in Phuket and Krabi.

Outrigger has also welcomed back a familiar face in Rory Campbell to oversee sales and marketing for the resort.

Campbell will be responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external sales and marketing strategies and related plans to maximise the resort’s revenue market share and optimise profitability for all source markets.

With several years of Outrigger experience, Campbell was Area Director of Sales and Marketing for the former Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach and Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resorts; Director of Sales and Marketing for the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort; and General Manager of the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort.

Before joining Outrigger in 2013, Campbell worked in senior sales and marketing roles for Hilton in Spain, Anantara Hotels and Resorts in Thailand and the Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong.

Campbell is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.