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Tourism NZ hires Hasbro VP to lead Americas and Europe
14 Feb 2019   /

Tourism NZ hires Hasbro VP to lead Americas and Europe

Tourism New Zealand has filled one its most senior roles hiring American toy company Hasbro’s vice president of global brand strategy and marketing, Sarah Handley.


Hutchins’ granddaughter appointed Destination Fiordland manager
14 Feb 2019   /

Hutchins’ granddaughter appointed Destination Fiordland manager

Destination Fiordland has appointed Madeleine Peacock to be its new tourism manager.


Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push
14 Feb 2019   /

Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push

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.


Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”
5 Feb 2019   /

Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”

Former Tourism Export Council NZ chief executive Lesley Immink is planning to join Whakatāne’s mayoral race.


US industry veteran to lead Tourism Holdings’ TH2
1 Feb 2019   / /

US industry veteran to lead Tourism Holdings’ TH2

One year after launch, thl’s global digital RV platform, TH2, has a new CEO.


Air NZ poaches Goldman Sachs lawyer
1 Feb 2019  

Air NZ poaches Goldman Sachs lawyer

Air New Zealand has appointed Goldman Sachs’ executive director and senior counsel, Jennifer Page, to be the airline’s top lawyer.


The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience
31 Jan 2019  

The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience

Tourism Holdings has appointed Tim Loxton its new general manager of its Kiwi Experience business.


Full circle for new CityLife Wellington manager
30 Jan 2019   /

Full circle for new CityLife Wellington manager

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New Conservation Authority chair announced
29 Jan 2019   /

New Conservation Authority chair announced

Edward Ellison is the new chair of the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA), conservation minister Eugenie Sage announced today.


Northland Inc CEO resigns
25 Jan 2019  

Northland Inc CEO resigns

Northland Inc chief executive David Wilson has resigned from the regional economic development agency.


DOC revamps tourism unit, appoints new head
23 Jan 2019   /

DOC revamps tourism unit, appoints new head

The Department of Conservation has restructured its Recreation, Tourism and Heritage unit and has appointed a new director of the reformed division.


KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel
23 Jan 2019   /

KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel

TNZ chair Dame Kerry Prendergast is among the experts brought in to advise the operator.


Hotel groups make senior Auckland appointments
22 Jan 2019   /

Hotel groups make senior Auckland appointments

Naumi, Swiss-Belhotel and Heritage Hotels announce senior hires.


Tourism Holdings appoints SKYCITY’s Hamilton to board
22 Jan 2019   /

Tourism Holdings appoints SKYCITY’s Hamilton to board

Tourism Holdings has appointed SKYCITY’s chief financial officer, Rob Hamilton, to its board as an independent director.


Airport appoints former PM chief of staff to board
22 Jan 2019   /

Airport appoints former PM chief of staff to board

Wellington International Airport Limited has appointed Wayne Eagleson to its board.


QAC appoints CFO
21 Jan 2019   /

QAC appoints CFO

Queenstown Airport Corporation has appointed Andrew Williamson its new chief financial officer and company secretary.


WREDA appoints Bridges chair, Maharey director
20 Dec 2018  

WREDA appoints Bridges chair, Maharey director

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency has named businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges as its new chair.


Destination Great Lake Taupō GM resigns
14 Dec 2018  

Destination Great Lake Taupō GM resigns

Destination Great Lake Taupō general manager Damian Coutts is leaving his role to return to the Department of Conservation.


Central Otago reveals members of new tourism board
14 Dec 2018   /

Central Otago reveals members of new tourism board

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.


NZICC appoints director of operations
13 Dec 2018   /

NZICC appoints director of operations

The New Zealand International Convention Centre has appointed David Allott its director of operations.


Reality TV queen joins Tourism West Coast board
7 Dec 2018   /

Reality TV queen joins Tourism West Coast board

Reality TV queen Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to Tourism West Coast’s board.


YoungTEC Summit: Tourism Talent launched, executive refreshed
5 Dec 2018   /

YoungTEC Summit: Tourism Talent launched, executive refreshed

Tourism Talent, the new talent development and market place set up by Dylan Rushbrook and Jason Hill, was officially launched at the YoungTEC Summit at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland last night.


Tourism Holdings hires investment banker to be CFO
4 Dec 2018  

Tourism Holdings hires investment banker to be CFO

Tourism Holdings Limited has appointed Jennifer Bunbury to be its new chief financial officer.


Webjet chair sharpens Tourism NZ board
3 Dec 2018   /

Webjet chair sharpens Tourism NZ board

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.


Whanganui & Partners appoints new CEO
23 Nov 2018  

Whanganui & Partners appoints new CEO

The combined EDA/RTO has hired the current chief executive of the NZ Veterinary Association, Mark Ward.


Tourism Bay of Plenty bolsters team with raft of hires
22 Nov 2018  

Tourism Bay of Plenty bolsters team with raft of hires

Tourism Bay of Plenty has bolstered its team following new funding from its stakeholders.


New GM to lead VisitorPoint in the New Year
19 Nov 2018  

New GM to lead VisitorPoint in the New Year

Travel information distributor VisitorPoint has announced a raft of internal changes including the appointment of a new general manager.


Destination Wairarapa appoints Communications Manager
19 Nov 2018  

Destination Wairarapa appoints Communications Manager

Destination Wairarapa has appointed journalist Sara Bunny to the position of Media Communications & Content Generation Manager.


New Venture Taranaki CEO appointed
15 Nov 2018   /

New Venture Taranaki CEO appointed

Venture Taranaki has appointed Justine Gilliland to become CEO of the combined EDA/RTO.


Stavert to take over from Bayview’s Kathy Guy
15 Nov 2018   /

Stavert to take over from Bayview’s Kathy Guy

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Craig returns to TNZ as hunt for creative director extends into 2019.
7 Nov 2018   /

Craig returns to TNZ as hunt for creative director extends into 2019.

Tourism New Zealand has put its hunt for a director of creative and content on hold. 


Hill, Rushbrook prep new Tourism Talent platform
1 Nov 2018   /

Hill, Rushbrook prep new Tourism Talent platform

A new platform designed to help fill the tourism sector’s skills and talent shortage is being prepared for launch.


Sudima poaches and promotes to bolster expansion
31 Oct 2018   /

Sudima poaches and promotes to bolster expansion

Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala’s Sudima Hotels group has made a senior appointment at its flagship Christchurch hotel and four key promotions as the privately owned group enters the final quarter of what it says is one of the busiest growth years in its history.


Blanchfield lands at GCH Aviation
24 Oct 2018   /

Blanchfield lands at GCH Aviation

Caroline Blanchfield is leaving ChristchurchNZ after eight years to join GCH Aviation Group.


Two in, one out at NZ Māori Tourism
23 Oct 2018   /

Two in, one out at NZ Māori Tourism

There have been a number of staffing changes at New Zealand Māori Tourism including the departure of director of regions, Simon Phillips, who is leaving the organisation after four years.


Kennedy to head ChristchurchNZ’s Antarctic Office
11 Oct 2018   /

Kennedy to head ChristchurchNZ’s Antarctic Office

ChristchurchNZ has appointed the former NTT manager and DQ chief David Kennedy to lead The Antarctic Office.


NZSki poaches QRC’s Boyer to be new GM Customer
11 Oct 2018   /

NZSki poaches QRC’s Boyer to be new GM Customer

NZSki has appointed Fiona Boyer to the newly created role of General Manager Customer.


Skyline Enterprises director appointed to CIAL board
9 Oct 2018   /

Skyline Enterprises director appointed to CIAL board

Skyline Enterprises director Sarah Ottrey has been appointed to the board of Christchurch International Airport Limited.


Jeremy Smith elected Hospitality NZ national president
4 Oct 2018   /

Jeremy Smith elected Hospitality NZ national president

Jeremy Smith has been elected National President of Hospitality New Zealand’s board. 


Northland Inc’s Paul Davis resigns
3 Oct 2018   /

Northland Inc’s Paul Davis resigns

Northland Inc’s general manager of regional promotions and tourism, Paul Davis, has resigned. 


Air NZ’s top lawyer to join IATA executive
3 Oct 2018   /

Air NZ’s top lawyer to join IATA executive

Air New Zealand’s top lawyer, Karen Clayton, has resigned to join the International Air Transport Association. 


Tourism Holdings, Experience Co lose CFOs
2 Oct 2018  

Tourism Holdings, Experience Co lose CFOs

Tourism Holdings’ chief financial officer Mark Davis is to leave the company.


Walking Access Commission appoints CEO
20 Sep 2018  

Walking Access Commission appoints CEO

The Walking Access Commission has appointed Ric Cullinane its chief executive.


Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM
20 Sep 2018   /

Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed the former chief executive of the Starship Foundation, Brad Clark, to be its director of transformation and development.


Air NZ’s award-winning Golan to leave
18 Sep 2018   /

Air NZ’s award-winning Golan to leave

Air New Zealand’s award-winning chief digital officer, Avi Golan, is leaving the airline to return to the United States to be closer to family.


Heritage appoints new CityLife Auckland GM
11 Sep 2018   /

Heritage appoints new CityLife Auckland GM

Heritage Hotel Management Ltd has appointed Akash Sood the general manager of its flagship CityLife Auckland hotel. 


Lauder new Tourism Industry Aotearoa chair
10 Sep 2018   /

Lauder new Tourism Industry Aotearoa chair

Real Journeys chief executive Richard Lauder is the new chair of Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


Haka growth sees first CFO appointment
6 Sep 2018  

Haka growth sees first CFO appointment

Haka Tourism Group has appointed its first chief financial officer in what chief executive Ryan Sanders described as a “key appointment for the business”.


WREDA rejig promotes Heaton to new tourism lead role
6 Sep 2018   /

WREDA rejig promotes Heaton to new tourism lead role

Jo Heaton has been promoted to the newly created role of Tourism and Visitor Economy Manager in a restructuring of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.


Jet Park Hotels bolsters team to prepare for growth
30 Aug 2018   /

Jet Park Hotels bolsters team to prepare for growth

Jet Park Hotels has made a raft of senior appointments in preparation for what it says will be future growth.