Chris Pye A.M. Llb (hons) UWA,

Chairman of Directors

Chris Pye is the CEO and Chairman of Hospitality Inns, DriveWA and the Eco Company (the former managing agents for Karijini Eco Retreat for more than a decade) as well as Director of Chris Pye Consulting Pty Ltd.

Chris’s foresight, vision, leadership, hard work and passion for the Western Australian Hospitality and Tourism Industries have strongly contributed to the success of each of his companies.

Despite his demanding position, Chris finds the time to support his favourite children’s charity, Variety WA of which he is a former Chairman of Directors and is now proud to be a Life Member.

He is the former chair of the Regional Tourism Organisation Australia’s Golden Outback and is the former chair and life member of the Tourism Council WA – the leading Industry lobby group for tourism and accommodation properties.

He is also a former Vice Chair and now a Life Member of the Western Australian Trotting Assoc and former Treasurer and now a Life Member of the Western Australian Standardbred Breeders Assoc.

Merrilyn Beros


Merrilyn has been involved directly in the family businesses since the 1970’s both operationally and at the Board level. Merrilyn is the heart and soul of Hospitality and has been involved for five decades in its day- to-day operations and policy.

She is also a director of about 30 other companies including Ace Cinemas Pty Ltd.

She is semi-retired and focusses mainly on strategic items these days in her Board role.