Michael Marlay

Michael brings to the Pirata family over three decades of experience building and developing high performance teams across Australia, South East Asia, Japan and the Middle East, with Hong Kong becoming his fourteenth international posting and one that he proudly now calls his second home.


A native of Queensland in Australia, he is a proud father of three children himself, now sharing his passion for leadership with the 350 pirates in Pirata Group. He takes pride in helping them to care for each other, so that they can then truly care for our guests. Responsible ultimately for creating and delivering extraordinary memorable guest experiences, you will see Michael passionately engaging with our team members and our guests in our restaurants each and every day. He is the one to call if you have an experience that wasn’t truly memorable.


When not moving from restaurant to restaurant, you may see Michael running along the Morning Trial, soaking up a little sun with a good book or seeking out vintage wine to add to his collection.

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