In Asia Pacific, Wyndham Destinations and its regional subsidiaries employ almost 4,500 people whose enthusiasm and dedication is only matched by their diversity. Wyndham Corporate Centre, located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, is the regional headquarters and houses approximately 400 employees. Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is one of the Gold Coast’s largest corporate employers.

Meet the Executive Team:

Barry Robinson

President and Managing Director, International Operations

Wyndham Vacation Clubs

Joined 2003

Barry Robinson serves as President and Managing Director of International Operations for Wyndham Vacation Clubs, overseeing operations of the company’s timeshare business outside North America. He served as president and managing director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific for 15 years, driving significant property acquisitions and enhanced resort developments, including growing the business to become the world’s largest vacation ownership development operation outside North America. He was also responsible for leading Wyndham Hotel Group’s growth across South East Asia and the Pacific Rim. Under Barry’s leadership a renewed customer focus was instilled across both businesses. The service culture that Barry continues to emphasize across Wyndham Vacation Clubs is to create personalised and memorable experiences at every customer touchpoint.


Barry leads the international growth strategy for the company’s six vacation clubs: Club Wyndham, WorldMark by Wyndham, Club Wyndham South Pacific, Club Wyndham Asia, Shell Vacations Club and Margaritaville Vacation Club.


With more than 30 years’ hospitality experience, Barry served in a number of leading industry roles covering management, operations, development, branding and franchising. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in the Asia Pacific region for some of the world’s largest hospitality companies, including Swiss-Belhotel International, Swissôtel Worldwide Partner Hotels and Choice Hotels International.


Barry is also:

  • Board Director, FSHD Global
  • Deputy President of ATHOC (Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council)
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • School of Hotel Resort & Tourism Management’s Executive Advisory Board, Bond University
  • Member of Young Presidents' Organisation, Queensland Chapter
  • Long standing CHA member for over 15 years


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Gary Croker

Senior Vice President Business Development Asia Pacific
Joined April 2003

Gary Croker began his role as Senior Vice President of Business Development in 2008 and is responsible for a number of key business enhancements. This includes leading a project to establish vacation ownership in Asia. Gary joined Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (now Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific) in 2003 initially as head of finance for the Asia Pacific region until 2007 before changing roles. Gary also is a Board Member of Wyndham Vacation Clubs South Pacific, the responsible entity for WorldMark South Pacific Club.


Gary is a senior finance executive and chartered accountant with more than 25 years' experience covering hospitality, transport, logistics and manufacturing. His experience encompasses operational financial roles, project management, cost reduction initiatives and information management. Gary has significant international experience working in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan and the US for various companies ranging from large multi-national corporations to small start-up operations. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Liam Crawley


Chief Financial Officer
Joined 2008

Liam Crawley joined Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (now Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific) in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. He leads a team of more than 140 employees providing centralised support services and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, planning and analysis, payroll, internal audit, information technology, treasury, taxation and the consumer financing division within the Asia Pacific region.


Liam has over 20 years' experience as a senior finance executive at corporate, divisional and regional levels within publicly listed corporations. Prior to joining Wyndham, he commenced his career in Melbourne, Australia with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and later held senior finance positions at Mayne Group Limited in Melbourne in the corporate office, asset management, group finance, healthcare, diagnostics and logistics. He later served as the regional finance head for the Americas - based in New Jersey (USA) - for Mayne Pharma Limited and then served as Global Vice President of Finance and Group Financial Controller, based in their London global office. He was responsible for the group’s ASX financial reporting and financial control, and led a global finance and accounting team of 125 finance professionals throughout the Asia Pacific, EMEA and US regions.


Liam is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), and a member of the AICD Gold Coast Regional Committee.


Bruce Harkness

Senior Vice President Human Resources and Customer Experience
Joined 2013

Bruce Harkness was appointed Vice President of Human Resources (HR) in 2013 and leads a team of dedicated HR professionals who oversee talent attraction, learning and development, workplace health and safety, coaching, workforce planning, and policy and procedure development. Bruce also leads Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific's Owner Services and Customer Care teams, which ensure WorldMark South Pacific Club Owners experience the best value from their vacation ownership.


During his extensive career, Bruce has worked for a number of large hospitality companies both locally and overseas as a key member and advisor to leadership teams and CEOs, providing the tools to achieve KPIs and financial results. Prior to his role with Wyndham, Bruce was employed with Toga Hotel, Movenpick Hotels, Kempinski and the Rezidor Group, where he developed and implemented HR strategy and solutions. Bruce holds degrees in management, executive coaching and mentoring.


Kieran Mckenna

Senior Vice President Sales and Field Marketing
Joined 2000, rejoined 2007

Kieran McKenna began his role as the Vice President of Sales for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific (now Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific) in 2013. In this role, Kieran leads a team of sales employees located at Wyndham Corporate Centre on the Gold Coast, as well as a further 19 sales sites spread across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand and Indonesia.

Kieran has a clear passion for sales and the vacation ownership industry. He started at Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific in 2000 and later rejoined in 2007. During his time at Wyndham, Kieran has had an impressive career that has seen him progress through the sales ranks in various roles including Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Project Director and Regional Sales Director.

He has also been recognised for his outstanding sales achievements with numerous company awards, including President’s Club, the company’s most esteemed sales accolade. Kieran’s extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the company, product and programs, makes him a highly effective sales leader.

Kieran has enjoyed a successful career within the vacation ownership industry, previously working for Accor as the Regional Sales Manager and Marriott Vacation Club International as the Executive Sales Manager. 

Liz Collinson

Senior Vice President Legal and Compliance
Joined 2017

Liz commenced her role as Senior Vice President Legal and Compliance in June 2017. She is responsible for providing strategic legal advice in respect of compliance with applicable securities and managed investment legislation, property and corporate acquisitions, consumer financing, commercial contracts and leases, hotel management and franchise agreements, dispute resolution, and employment and industrial relations matters. Liz is also a Board Member of Wyndham Vacation Clubs South Pacific. Based at Wyndham’s Gold Coast corporate office, she oversees the Legal and Compliance team, which is domiciled across offices on the Gold Coast and Singapore.

Liz joined Wyndham after almost three years as principal of her own firm, Elizabeth Collinson, Barrister & Solicitor. Previously, she spent 12 years living in Singapore, with more than 10 years as Senior Vice President Legal and General Counsel at InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Pacific. After completing her education in Tasmania and Melbourne, Ms Collinson was admitted to practise as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and also gained accreditation as a specialist in Property Law.

Liz sits on the Advisory Board of CPR Kids, an organisation dedicated to empowering families with essential first aid skills.


Ross Nicholas

Senior Vice President PR, Communications and Corporate Marketing 
Joined 2004

Ross Nicholas, SVP PR & Communications and Corporate Marketing, joined Wyndham Destinations in 2004 as a marketing and public relations consultant. In 2006, he started with the company full time as Director of Direct Marketing. 

During his time at Wyndham, Ross has been responsible for several departments including Campaign Management, Creative Services, Database Management, PR & Communications, Sponsorship & Events, Field Marketing and Corporate Marketing.

With over 40 years’ journalism, marketing and public relations experience working with market leading brands, Ross brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. 

Ross is an innovative and strategic leader who has been recognised for his significant contribution to the vacation ownership and hotel industries as the recipient of the 2014 Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council’s (ATHOC) Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award.


David Wray

Senior Vice President Acquisitions, Procurement, Property Development & Technical Services
Joined 2005


David Wray is the driving force behind property acquisitions for both WorldMark South Pacific Club and CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA. David started his career with Wyndham as Senior Director of Acquisitions for Wyndham in the South Pacific, and progressed quickly to Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development before assuming his current role in July 2018.

Prior to joining Wyndham, David held the position of State Manager for Choice Hotels and was responsible for the growth of their property portfolio, sales and marketing and property relationships. David was heavily involved with the branding transition from Flag Hotels to Choice Hotels.

David has close to 20 years in the hospitality industry and during this time, he has developed a solid network of industry colleagues and gained extensive insight and experience to identify new opportunities and locations for properties, analysing and advising on best market fit for Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific.

David was also instrumental in the significant growth of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in the region (before the business separated from Wyndham Worldwide), securing in excess of 100 properties in two years.