Peter Hurley has been President of the AHA|SA since 1994.
Peter was a banker and then a school teacher until the age of 24, when he began his career in the hotel industry in Wudinna on Eyre Peninsula. He moved to Adelaide in the late 1970s and today is the owner/director of several major hotels, including the Arkaba Hotel, and has a share in several others.
Peter has been an AHA|SA Councillor since 1979, is a former National President of the AHA (1998-2000) and is an AHA|S) and AHA Life Member. As President of the AHA|SA, Peter is an ex officio National Board Member of the AHA. In 2005, Peter was elected National Senior Vice-President of the AHA.
Since 1997, Peter has been Chairman of Hospitality Group Training (the largest group apprenticeship training scheme in SA). Peter is a past board member (1979-1996) and a past Chairman of Sip'n Save (1992-1996), he was a council member of the Regency Institute of TAFE for eight years and he is a former board member of both the Australian Tourism Commission (2000-2004) and South Australian Tourism Commission (1997-2003).
In 2006, Peter was appointed to the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Peter is also the Deputy Chairman of the Adelaide Football Club and has been Deputy Chair of the Independent Gaming Corporation since it was established in 1994.
Rick Lovell has been Secretary/Treasurer of the AHA|SA since 1992.
Rick qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1998.
In 1983, he purchased an interest in the Hotel Enfield – his first foray into hotel ownership – and he subsequently purchased the Gepps Cross Hotel in 1991. He is currently the owner of the Marryatville Hotel, which he acquired in 1993.
Rick is the Director – Hospitality Division of chartered accountancy firm Jaquillard Minns, where his role includes providing tax, accounting and business services to hotel clients. He is also a director of SA Liquor Distributors and is a past delegate to the National Board of the AHA. He is a former Director of HostPlus, the national industry superannuation scheme.
Peter Hurley (President)