Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Dr Scott Richardson

Executive Dean
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Dr. Scott Richardson is the Executive Dean of The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.

With over a decade of experience in the higher education field, Scott served as the Academic Director for RMIT University in Singapore and was previously the Dean of Hospitality at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Scott obtained his PhD from Griffith University, Australia and has worked at several well-known Australian and International Universities.

Scott also has a wealth of tourism and hospitality industry experience having worked in the industry for over 20 years. During this period, he worked in hotels, tourism and events companies and the travel industry. In his most recent industry role, he served as the Assistant General Manager of an Accor Hotels property in Victoria.

Scott is the author of more than 30 publications in leading tourism and hospitality journals and conference proceedings and is a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Panel of Tourism Experts.