The FutureNow Board offers a warm welcome to Fran Kirby as the new State Training Board Representative.
Fran is Regional Human Resources Manager WA at Accor Asia Pacific Corporation with responsibility for 13 Accor Hotels and Inns across Western Australia.
Fran was born in Northern Ireland and completed her Degree studies at the University Of Ulster.
Fran migrated to Western Australia in 1987 where she spent several years working for TAFE and several private Training providers. In 1992, she commenced as Human Resources Manager at Observation City Hotel working for both the Radisson and Rendezvous group of Hotels.
In 2000, Fran joined The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle as Human Resources Manager before accepting a Regional Human Resources Manager role with Accor hotels in 2003.
In 2008, Fran was inducted into the WA AHA Accommodation Division Hall of Fame recognizing 20 years of service to the hospitality industry in WA. She holds board roles with The State Training Board and Hospitality Group Training as well as serving on the ECU Consultative Committee and the Australian Hotels Association Advisory Board.