Our Management Team

With combined experience of 100 years in the hospitality and outsourcing industry, our management team is firmly resolved in providing the best quality housekeeping services to you and your guests.

Darren Sacks


Darren along with his late father Jeffrey Sacks was the founding director of Empire Hospitality Australia which was established in 2001. With over 22 years’ experience in the management of an increasing team of staff, Darren has emphasised high quality standards, a hard work ethic, collaborative management style which has resulted in outstanding levels of service and uncompromising optimal results in addition to a positive company culture. His ongoing training, motivating and counselling techniques have ensured the continual development of staff and retention of satisfied customers. Darren values his client relationships and the company has grown into a thriving business with a healthy portfolio of hotel groups since its inception 22 years ago.

Kevin Lucas

National Operations Manager – Business Quality, Training and Compliance

Kevin has had a long and well-regarded career as an Executive Housekeeper since 2002, and has opened and managed large Housekeeping departments, working with some of the major Hotel groups around Australia and Asia. Kevin has held senior roles in the Hotels and Housekeeping businesses as an operations manager.  Kevin joined Empire Hospitality in May 2018, to open and manage the Housekeeping department of a new Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney. In October 2019 Kevin moved into an operational role with Empire Hospitality and is our Quality, Training and Compliance Manager. Kevin holds formal qualifications in Hospitality, Training, Health, Education, and Workplace Health and Safety Management. Kevin has put in place many new programs that are assisting in the education, awareness, training and development of the team, managers and supervisors and actively leads and participates in internal and external auditing to ensure compliance.

Pathum Amarasinghe

Operations Manager Victoria

Rashidul Hasan

Operations Manager NSW

Rashidul has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years working in a variety of roles and has been an integral part of the Empire executive team for over , Beginning his career in Housekeeping has made Rashidul a most competent and focused leader, who inspires his teams to give their best to everything they do. Well respected and liked by clients and team, Rashidul is a strong and valued asset to the hotel industry.

Rodel Dayag

Human Resources / Workplace Health Safety Manager

Rodel joined Empire Hospitality in 2005 as Human Resources Manager, and Operations Manager . Rodel strongly believes in fostering a positive, happy and healthy environment motivates the staff members in achieving the Company’s goals and believes in leading by example and encourages an open-door policy. With a degree in HR, Rodel has developed a strong cultural and supportive strategy to the way we foster and maintain and inclusive , safe and happy team, where everyone has a voice . Rodel is well regarded by our long-term clients for his operational support and expertise. As our Return-to-Work Coordinator and OH&S manager, Rodel is dedicated to keeping our team well and supported at all times.

Roshan Thilakarathna

Operations Manager Victoria

Roshan has accumulated more than 8 years in the hospitality Industry. From starting as a Room Attendant at the Four Seasons London, Supervisor at the Metropolitan London, 2IC Sheraton Melbourne, Housekeeping Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Perth & recently Operations Manager for WA. He brings a very strong & committed work ethic to ensure that our partnerships with our clients are always the focus.

Sandhya Chand

Operations Manager NSW

Sandhya’s career started in 1998 with her first job as a reservation team member at Sheraton Denarau Fiji. After completion of Advance Diploma in Hospitality Management, Sandhya was promoted to Executive Housekeeper and held the role for two years before moving to Australia in 1990. Sandhya was Executive Housekeeper in many hotels across Sydney such as Hyde Park Plaza, Citigate Central and Marriott Hyde Park, Quest Apartment Olympic Park, and Sydney Harbour Marriott.

Ting Huang

Operations Manager NSW

After completing Bachelor of Business in International Hotels and Resorts Management in 2014, Ting
participated in the management training program at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Darling
Harbour. Upon completion of the program, Ting assumed the position of Assistant Housekeeping
Manager at Astral Tower and Residences (the Star Sydney), where she oversaw the refurbishment
project. In 2017, Ting joined Empire Hospitality as Housekeeping Manager and played a vital role in
the pre-opening of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.