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Broadwater is lead by an extremely capable team of industry professionals with a rare breadth and depth of experience, expertise and capabilities.

A brief summary of the professional careers of the Directors of Broadwater is provided below:

 

SCOTT COGAR   Managing Director

Scott Cogar entered the hospitality industry in 1979 and has over 30 years of proven industry experience following numerous executive management roles and directorships with some of this region's largest and best known property owners and operators.

Prior to joining Broadwater, Scott held senior management roles with Hamilton Island and Qantas Airways during their well publicised initial public offerings (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and with Stamford Hotels and Resorts during a highly successful de-coupling from its well known parent entity Singapore Shipping on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Scott lead a successful management buy-out (MBO) of Broadwater Hotels and Resorts from its publicly listed parent entity Elders Limited (ASX code "ELD") in 2008, while entities related to Scott Cogar now own 100% of the shares in Broadwater Hospitality Pty Ltd.

Scott has managed over 30 hotels and resorts, overseen over $1 billion of hospitality assets, managed one of Australia’s largest portfolios of landmark luxury hotels, managed a unique portfolio of renowned island resorts, asset managed two Ritz-Carlton hotels, previously acted as a Director of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators (within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park), a Director of Tourism Council of WA, Chaired the Industry Advisory Board (WA) and was a member of the national tourism advisory board for Southern Cross University (NSW).

Scott has participated in numerous capital raisings and negotiations with external investors and banks to secure capital funding for high profile tourism projects and is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in Australia on sustainable tourism and resort development after working with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on case study based projects to develop best practice standards for sustainable tourism development and nodal nodal tourism development initiatives in Australia.

Scott holds a Masters Degree in Hospitality Management and International Tourism from the School of Business at Griffith University in Queensland, receiving the Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence, while also serving in an honorary role with Griffith University to assist lecturers with undergraduate students majoring in strategic management and entrepreneurship.

 

GREG GRIFFIN   Director

Greg Griffin was admitted into legal practice in 1981 and after working with well known legal firms, including as a Partner and Head of the Corporate Division at Phillips Fox, Greg founded Griffins Commercial Lawyers in Adelaide in 1996.

Greg provides advice and acts in a broad range of areas including Commercial/Property Advice, Liquor Licensing, Sports and Entertainment, Defamation, Corporate Insolvency and Commercial Litigation.  Greg is also a registered player's representative with the AFL Player's Association, is the Public Officer of the Australian Cricketers Association, together with Robert Gerard is the majority owner of the Adelaide United Football Club and is Chairman of that club, is a past member of the Executive of the Law Society of South Australia, as well as acting as a Director of other well known Australian companies and charitable organisations. Greg also acts for numerous high profile sporting and media personalities as a manager, lawyer and advocate.

Having been published, lectured at university and spoken at prominent legal conferences on wide ranging topics from Contracts for the Sale and Purchase of Licensed Premises to Sports Law, Greg has also been involved in significant legal matters and litigations including major construction related litigation related to a 5 star hotel development in the Sydney CBD, setting up the legal basis for the Australian Cricketers Association, removing an international hotel group as operator of two prominent hotels in Sydney, as well as numerous defamation actions brought by high profile sporting and media personalities.

Greg has acted for the Australian Cricketers Association, McDonalds, Woolworths, BRI Ferriers Insolvency, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, a number of other well known companies, as well as large national and international hotel chains with regard to Licensing, Construction, Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and Employment Issues.

Greg's legal expertise and commercial experience are highly relevant to the hospitality sector and are a significant benefit to the Broadwater business.