Dr Russell Arthur Smith is a hospitality and tourism development expert who has extensive academic and professional experience in the Asia Pacific region, as well as in North America and the Middle East. He is Interim Dean, Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Dr Smith has headed large multi-disciplinary teams for the preparation of major hospitality and tourism development plans. In addition, he has served on many private and public boards and committees throughout the Asia Pacific. He holds degrees in architecture from The University of Queensland and a Doctorate from Harvard University. He is an Australian Certified Practising Planner.