Under Hayward’s watch, ACB had secured approximately $275m worth of business events for Auckland.
The appointment follows a raft of executive departures from the airline.
Tourism industry appointments for the week to 30 October 2020
Tourism industry appointments for the week to 25 September 2020
Tour operator software company Tourwriter has unveiled a new leadership structure, with Glenn Campbell and Pierre Malou becoming co-chief executives.
Napier Port’s capability & cruise manager Bruce Lochhead will leave the company after his role was disestablished.
The Bed & Breakfast Association has named Donna Brooke as its new president, replacing Rayma Jenkins.
Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has resigned to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Christchurch Airport has appointed Briar Nash to be its new partnership manager.
Anna Nielson, the boss of food and wine festival Toast Martinborough, will replace David Hancock.
Stewart Manson has been announced as the new general manager at Crowne Plaza Queenstown.
The imminent departure of DQ’s chief executive opens up one of the top jobs in the New Zealand tourism sector.
Former airline industry executive and professional company director Liz Savage has been elected to the board of Auckland Airport.
Sophie Archibald is the new business development and marketing manager, New Zealand, for Destination Queenstown.
Destination Queenstown has found a new manager for its western market trade channels appointing Kate Baxter from Heli Glenorchy.
Skyline Enterprises director Richard Thomas has been elected the new board chair of Destination Queenstown.
Tourism Bay of Plenty board director Laurissa Cooney has been appointed to the board of Air New Zealand.
Tourism Talent has launched in Australia adding two new directors to its team.
Former NZ Maritime Museum chief executive Murray Reade has been appointed Northland Inc’s new chief executive.
The hunt is on for a new chief executive for the Museum of New Zealand.
The continued expansion of Sudesh Jhunjhnudwala’s Sudima Hotels group, which will open two more properties in the next 12 months, has led to a wave of promotions as well as new faces joining the business.
Destination Wairarapa’s boss, David Hancock, is stepping down from the tourism organisation after eight years at the helm.
Dive! Tutukaka founder Jeroen Jongejans is one of a number of well-known tourism industry names who have thrown their hats in the ring for October’s local body elections.
Air New Zealand’s chief financial officer, Jeff McDowall, has been appointed acting chief executive.
Cordis Hotels and Resorts has appointed Millbrook Resort’s Adith Almeida to be its new director of corporate sales.
He may have led a globetrotting career but there is no place like home for Elgan O’Donnell.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has announced its full executive team as the $475m venue counts down the 13 months to opening.
The former Shotover Canyon Swing GM has taken a newly created role at AJ Hackett Bungy NZ.
Luxury travel company, Touch of Spice, is positioning itself further growth undertaking an executive reshuffle which sees founder and chief executive, Jacqui Spice, move into a managing director role.
Stuart Turner is returning to Scotland for family reasons, says the agency.
The Hawke’s Bay has lured the former Tourism Dunedin boss back from Toronto.
The former Tourism Dunedin CEO will fill the role vacated by Annie Dundas.
An Akaroa businessman who has had a hand in establishing many of the Canterbury destination’s flagship tourism events is looking to exit the sector after more than 30 years.
After resigning from Skyline, the former chair is buying back Totally Tourism off the operator.
Tourism NZ’s new chair on the evolution of the agency’s work.
Experience Co has hired Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan to be its new chief executive.
The combined EDA/RTO has appointed its GM of investment and infrastructure, Vaughan Cooper, as acting CEO.
Adventure activity group Go Orange is continuing on the expansion trail appointing a new head of sales and creating a new senior business development role as it eyes the lucrative US market.
After eight years at the helm, Dundas is leaving to lead Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s new tourism venture.
Destination Fiordland has appointed Madeleine Peacock to be its new tourism manager.
Iconic kiwi brand Weta Workshop is beefing up its tourism team to get in shape for the opening of its new Auckland attraction next year.
Edward Ellison is the new chair of the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA), conservation minister Eugenie Sage announced today.
Northland Inc chief executive David Wilson has resigned from the regional economic development agency.
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency has named businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges as its new chair.
The experienced hands of Sue Sullivan, Mark Frood and Dylan Rushbrook will be shaping the future of tourism in Central Otago after being appointed to the region’s new six strong Tourism Advisory Board.
Reality TV queen Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to Tourism West Coast’s board.
Tourism Holdings Limited has appointed Jennifer Bunbury to be its new chief financial officer.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has appointed Roger Sharp to fill the last remaining vacancy on Tourism New Zealand’s board following the departure of three members earlier this year.
The combined EDA/RTO has hired the current chief executive of the NZ Veterinary Association, Mark Ward.
Travel information distributor VisitorPoint has announced a raft of internal changes including the appointment of a new general manager.