Noel McMahon commenced as Director of Operations at the College in March 2017, bringing his extensive experience in both student accommodation and international hospitality at an important stage in the College’s development. In 2019, Noel’s responsibilities expanded into the more encompassing role of Business Director.
Noel has managed hotels and resorts in Australia as well as in Indonesia and Malaysia. His functional background prior to assuming General Management positions was in Sales and Marketing.
Noel’s background in student accommodation was initially as General Manager for the University of Newcastle’s five colleges totalling 950 beds. He then took up the same position with Campus Living Villages to manage RMIT Village in Melbourne, where he led the community of 450 residents (with a further 150 in the pipeline via an expansion project). His experience is well rounded by having managed within a university controlled environment, a traditional fully catered college and a commercial operation.
Noel is married to Deb and lives between his family’s home in Newcastle and close by in Newtown for his work at College. He has three grown up children.
Noel has a strong sporting background in both AFL and professional athletics and is always open for a chat with the students of the College. He is committed to the direction and values of St Paul’s and intends to emphasise the delivery of high value services to College residents.