Joel Cronan

General Manager Operations

With his family having heritage owning and running hotels, Joel Cronan grew up in several pubs stretching from New South Wales across to Western Australia. He began his hospitality career from the age of 18, studying for his Advanced Diploma at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. After graduating, he completed a Cadetship with Rydges Hotels. It wasn’t long before he returned to pubs though and, at the age of 25, became Licensee at a venue in Sydney’s CBD.

After several years as Licensee of a number of high compliance and high volume hotels across Sydney, Joel joined National Leisure and Gaming in 2008. Commencing with NLG in a regional New South Wales venue, Joel soon returned to Sydney as the Area Manager of a large portfolio of hotels including El Cortez Hotel, Eastwood Hotel and Keighery Hotel. Over the ensuing years, Joel developed a thorough understanding of the business and moved from NSW Operations Manager and eventually to General Manager Operations where he leads a team of over 600 employees.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Joel has worked and managed a broad diverse range of hotels from suburban pubs, F&B hotels and large entertainment venues.

Joel has an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management and recently completed the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute for Company Directors.

Dr Brett Wright

General Manager, Human Resources

Dr Brett Wright joined Redcape in February 2015 where he is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. He is a highly experienced Human Resources executive who has an extensive background in human resource management derived from working in a range of line management, academic and consulting roles.

Brett was most recently executive director of people at Ashurst and prior to this Challenger Financial Services and St George Bank, where he was the group executive human resources for over 8 years.

Brett has qualifications in engineering, an MBA from Sydney University and a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the University of Western Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.