Executive Team

Paul King, Managing Director Seashells Hospitality Group

PAUL KING | Founder and Managing Director

Paul has bought Seashells properties to life along Western Australia's coastline for more than 35 years and has been an influential tourism advocate.

Paul has worked in tourism and hospitality for most of his career, always striving for industry improvement, innovation and collaboration. His interest in projects has spanned across Western Australia, the South Pacific, and Asia.

Chief Operating Officer Seashells Hospitality Group


Gareth’s extensive experience and balanced approach has benefited a range of hospitality and tourism businesses across Australia for more than 40 years.

He spent 13 years with Seashells as Group General Manager, then Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, guiding our properties and operations. He recently made the decision to step back from full time work but will maintain a position at Seashells as a Director, working remotely, focussing on new projects and overseeing the businesses in general.

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BEN CHENERY | GM of Operations

Ben was recently appointed to this role. He has worked with Seashells for eight years as General Manager for both Seashells Scarborough and Seashells Mandurah, and most recently headed up and successfully launched Nautica Residences by Seashells.

Ben has been working with Seashells since 2016, after a significant period managing Assured Waterside Apartments as General Manager. A diagnosis of Tumefactive MS in 2018 meant a break from work and a journey of rehabilitation for Ben, but his tenacity and drive have seen him continue his career ascent with Seashells.

Seashells Hospitality Group, Director of Sales & Marketing

STEPHANIE LANG | Director of Sales and Marketing

With over three decades of experience in Western Australia’s tourism industry, it’s clear Stephanie has a great passion for our state.

Prior to joining Seashells more than 20 years ago, Stephanie spent time in London with Tourism Western Australia, where she worked on advertising, public relations, and WA market development throughout UK/Europe.

Director Accommodation West

BRIAN RAKICH | Director Project Marketing Australia

Brian is a West Australian business and community leader. With more than 30 years’ corporate and commercial experience leading publicly listed companies and legal firms, Brian has extensive contacts and knowledge of the WA business environment. This was publicly acknowledged in 2005 when he was awarded the Order of Australia for his services to business and sport.

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