About Us

The People

Both Managing Partners have a proven track record of success in their careers in both hospitality and executive recruitment. Their combined knowledge of the Australian and international markets in Asia, the Middle East (as well as Europe and the US) provide an ideal platform to fill executive positions for discerning clients and offer careers advice and guidance for senior hotel management personnel.

Individually the partners of Elite bring a wealth of experience that cover Hotels and Hospitality, Consulting and Franchising, turn-key and change management, not to mention Hotel Executive Search and Recruitment. They have occupied General Manager and Corporate roles and have gained extensive operational expertise with a full understanding of every aspect of a hospitality operation.

the Partners bring a wealth of experience in Hospitality Operations and Executive Recruitment and are known for exceptional service and results”

Karl Faux
Managing Partner

Karl originates from Austria where he started his professional career with the Vienna Intercontinental Hotel. He was given the opportunity to transfer and as a result was able to work and enjoy life in 9 Intercontinental hotels across the world over a period of 14 years.

He is a seasoned traveller who understands and respects many different cultures, and speaks a number of languages fluently. Prior to settling in Australia he spent many years overseas, 14 of which were based in Singapore.

Over the years, he has had numerous articles published in newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and is known as an active opinion builder for investors and senior executives in Asia and Australia.

Karl is enthusiastic about the industry’s future and relishes the challenge to find new talent to match the ambitions of fine hotels — this is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding aspects of his role.

He is a passionate cyclist and enjoys the outdoors and most of all the beaches of Western Australia.

Tim Johns
Managing Partner

Tim was born in the UK and grew up in the idyllic Cotswolds region where he received his first taste of the hotel industry.

He graduated from the University of Wales with a BSc (Hons) degree and spent his early years climbing the career ladder working in large hotels in London with several well-known chains. He moved to Australia in the early 1990’s and continued to progress, spending more than 13 years as a Hotel General Manager.

In his 30+ years in Hospitality management he has gained a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the industry including openings, restructures, property development and operation of quality hotels.

His extensive hotel knowledge and hospitality experience have become a key factor in his ability to provide clients and candidates with the exceptional service and results for which he is known.

A dedicated father of two, he is a keen sports fan and sometime coach to his football playing son.