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Tourism industry appointments for the week to 18 September 2020.
Tourism industry appointments for the week to 11 September 2020.
One of the sector’s highest profile employment casualties due to Covid on turning adversity into opportunity.
Former Taranaki Regional Council chair David Walter has passed away after a battle with Leukaemia. He was 80 years old.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 4 September 2020
After 19 years with airline, Wallace steps away from the airline full time on 30 September.
The Government is looking to fill the gap in its Tourism Futures Taskforce after the departure of Tourism Holdings CFO Nick Judd.
Judd was appointed chief financial officer for Tourism Holdings last month, prompting the Government to review his appointment to the taskforce.
A number of appointments have been made across the tourism industry as businesses look to navigate New Zealand’s Covid-era visitor market.
Eliminating the role of chief operating officer at Tourism Holdings is primarily about focus and costs, chief executive Grant Webster says.
Air NZ’s former chief strategy, networks and alliances officer will join the operator in September.
The Government is reviewing Nick Judd’s position on its Tourism Futures Taskforce.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 7 August 2020.
Lake Wanaka Tourism has appointed Tim Barke as acting general manager.
His departure leaves both RTOs at the hard-hit district without permanent leaders.
Queenstown Airport chairwoman Prue Flacks has recently resigned from the board, while the company announces redundancies among its 68 staff.
Allison will join the iwi entity as GM of corporate services and will also provide strategic and operational leadership to Ngāi Tahu’s tourism businesses.
Lincoln University professor of tourism David Simmons will retire on 30 June after 37 years with the university.
The resignations are the latest high-profile departures from the country’s beleaguered tourism industry.
Totally Tourism has recruited Cecil Potatau to join its sales team in a move that cements its commitment to a return of New Zealand’s international visitor markets.
Tour operator software company Tourwriter has unveiled a new leadership structure, with Glenn Campbell and Pierre Malou becoming co-chief executives.
Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.
Todd McClay has retained his shadow cabinet portfolios of tourism and trade under new National Party leader Todd Muller.
Napier Port’s capability & cruise manager Bruce Lochhead will leave the company after his role was disestablished.
Employers wary of spending large salaries on senior staff as they try to repair their balance sheets could consider contracting in their executive skills, says Tourism Talent director Jason Hill.
The Bed & Breakfast Association has named Donna Brooke as its new president, replacing Rayma Jenkins.
Gráinne Troute has been named at the new independent chair on the board at Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Up to 160 redeployed workers are due to pick up jobs in 55 biosecurity and conservation projects.
The Covid-19 crisis has claimed its highest-profile tourism casualty yet.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.
The agency has appointed a long-time staffer as general manager of the newly established team that is leading the restart of domestic tourism.
John Allen has also been chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Post.
There have been no redundancies but most staff have had hours and pay cut, says the operator.
Air New Zealand has appointed Joe McCollum as its new chief people officer.
Former Qantas manager Ian Jackson has taken over the reins at Wayfare with Richard Lauder vacating the position of chief executive earlier than his signalled post-TRENZ departure.
Former Qantas executive Ian Jackson will take over from Richard Lauder while the hunt for a permanent placement continues.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 13 March 2020
Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has resigned to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s new CEO talks to us about her impressive career thus far, the importance of self belief and what it means to support other women so they can become role models.
Doran Whaite has been named the new general manager for QT Auckland, opening mid-2020.
The agency’s director of marketing on leadership, and how role models, a supportive environment and hard work create success.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 6 March 2020
Haka Tourism Group has appointed Eve Lawrence as its new general manager to head up Haka Tours and ANZ Nature Tours.
Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 28 February 2020
WellingtonNZ’s GM of regional development, destination and attraction on the challenges ahead for RTNZ.
Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development’s product development manager, Zac Watson, has been appointed the new chair of the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.
Enterprise Dunedin’s travel trade sales and marketing specialist, Gil Abercrombie, has resigned.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 21 February 2020.
In a near job swap with former boss Graham Budd, Ann Lockhart has been named interim CEO of the RTO.