Monday, August 21, 2017
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Accommodation network appoints new director

Rotorua-founded business, Look After Me, has announced the appointment of a new director.

Wanaka Airport appoints operations manager

Experienced airport and aviation professional Daniel Debono will join the Wanaka Airport team early in 2018 as Operations Manager.

Paul Gallop appointed GM Four Points by Sheraton Auckland

Marriott International is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gallop as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism appoints GM jet boat experiences

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has appointed Jolanda Cave to a new executive role that will provide leadership to its jet boat businesses.

New Tekapo Springs GM brings a wealth of experience

Tourism marketing strategist Anton Wilke is applying a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and general business management to his new role of General Manager at Tekapo Springs.

New trustee appointed at Zealandia

Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages Zealandia, has welcomed Wairarapa resident Pete Monk to the Board as a trustee.

Air NZ’s appoints Shanti Carter to manage ITOs

Air New Zealand has appointed Shanti Carter to the role of Account Manager with responsibility for managing inbound tour operator and direct group customer accounts.

Air NZ’s Roger Gray wins PM’s scholarship

Air New Zealand's group general manager airports, Roger Grey, has won one of 14 government business scholarships.

Counties Power sparks change at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport's Judy Nicholl, general manager aeronautical operations, is to leave the company in October 2017 to become the chief executive of Counties Power.

New Americas manager for Air NZ

Air New Zealand has appointed Liz Fraser to the position of Regional General Manager Americas, based in Los Angeles.

Airways CEO appointed

Airways NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Sumner to the role of CEO.

Kelly Tarlton’s GM steps down

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE aquarium's general manager Tim Keeling is stepping down from his role to take up a position at Staging Connections. 

Stray’s new appointments

With eyes set firmly on delivering quality customer experiences and unique ‘off the beaten track’ travel, Stray has two new appointments to announce following a recent restructure of its Operations team.

New GM aeronautical commercial for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Scott Tasker as its new general manager aeronautical commercial.

NZ Tourism Board appointments

Tourism New Zealand Chair Kerry Prendergast has announced changes to the New Zealand Tourism Board with the completion of Director Norm Thompson’s term, a second term for Director Chris Parkin and new Board member Jan Hunt.

SkyCity appoints THL chair to board

SkyCity Entertainment Group has appointed Rob Campbell as a non-executive director to the SkyCity board.

Nick Hill appointed new ATEED chief

The Board of Directors for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland’s economic growth agency and an Auckland Council controlled organisation, has announced the appointment of Nick Hill to the position of Chief Executive.  

InterCity appoints new GM Sales

InterCity Group is pleased to announce that Simon Payne is joining the team as General Manager – Sales.

Charlie Daily joins MarginFuel

Wellington company director Charlie Daily has joined MarginFuel in a strategic advisory role to the company’s board.

Airport chair appointed WOW trustee

A former top lawyer with strong family ties to the Battle of Britain has joined the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust board.

Tourism NZ appoints new GM Asia

Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Wafelbakker to the role of General Manager Asia.

New direction and leadership for Hurunui Tourism

Hurunui Tourism is about to launch in a new direction – with an award-winning manager at its helm.

Metlifecare hires Air NZ Group GM Commercial

Metlifecare Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Thomson to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Explore appoints new GM – Bay of Islands

Explore has appointed Ross Brljevich as General Manager – Bay of Islands, a position he will commence in early September.

Net zero energy camp manager appointed

Peter Kerr has been appointed Manager of Camp Glenorchy, a new residential tourist destination for meetings and retreats, school trips, family celebrations, and friends who share a love of the great outdoors.

PATA elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairperson of the Association’s Executive Board.

Wanaka-based business and sports specialist joins Qualmark team

Qualmark has appointed Wanaka-based business man Dr John Cossens to its team of respected tourism business advisors.

KiwiRail appoints three board members

KiwiRail has announced three new appointments to its Board.

New CEO for Queenstown Trails Trust

PRESS RELEASE: Queenstown Trails Trust The Queenstown Trails Trust has appointed respected Queenstown businessman and elite sportsman Mark (Willy) Williams as its new chief executive. Chairman Tony McQuilkin says Williams, who replaces Mandy Kennedy as CEO, brings...

New CINZ Approved PCO Group Chairperson appointed

Ali Copeman has been appointed the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Group Chairperson.

New head chef at Crowne Plaza Queenstown

More than a decade of travel and culinary adventures has come full circle with the appointment of Robin Lilley to the position of head chef at Crowne PlazaQueenstown.

B&B NZ elects new President

Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand has elected a new President, Rayma Jenkins.

Former PM John Key to join Air New Zealand board

The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a Director effective from September 1.

Former Destination Marlborough GM joins TRC Tourism 

Former Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston has joined Australasian consultancy TRC Tourism.

NZ Fine Touring appoints two senior positions

The New Zealand Fine Touring Group today announced the appointment of Dionne Ryder to the role of Sales Manager (one of two sales managers now based in Wanaka) and Hadleigh McPherson to the role of Head of Operations.

New marketing manager for Brook Serene hotels

Georgina Torrington has been appointed Marketing Manager for the Brook Serene collection of boutique hotels, based at The George in Christchurch.

Tourism Holdings director appointed to Evolve board

Evolve Education Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Grainne Troute to the board of directors, effective 1 May 2017.

Long-serving Fish & Game chief to retire

PRESS RELEASE: Fish & Game New Zealand The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring. Mr Johnson has held the position since Fish & Game was established in 1991. He was previously...

Enterprise Dunedin hunts for new PR & Media lead

Enterprise Dunedin is recruiting for a new public relations and communications lead, following the resignation of Sharon O’Loughlin.

SkyCity to appoint Tourism Holdings chairman to board

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited advises that it intends to appoint Rob Campbell as a non-executive director to the SkyCity board.

New Tourism NZ chief starts role

It’s week one for me at Tourism New Zealand and I am enjoying getting to know staff and stakeholders.

New leader for country’s biggest aviation union

E tū has a new leader at the helm of its Aviation division with the appointment of Marja Lubeck as Director of Aviation.

Queenstown convention lead leaves

Queenstown convention bureau manager Regan Pearce has left his position.

Geraint Martin appointed Te Papa chief executive

Geraint Martin has been appointed as the new chief executive of Te Papa. Mr Martin is currently the CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Graham Matthews to leave GM role at Auckland Airport

Graham Matthews, general manager airport development, is leaving Auckland Airport to focus on family matters in the UK.

Geri Fallon to head Tomahawk Taupo office

Auckland-based digital agency Tomahawk, which specialises on the tourism industry, is expanding operations in both New Orleans in the US and Taupo in NZ

Taieri Gorge Railway chief retires after 24 years service

Murray Bond is retiring from the role of CEO at Taieri Gorge Railway Limited (now trading as Dunedin Railways) on the 6th of October 2017.

Edie starts GM role at Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Queenstown this week welcomes internationally-experienced hotelier Anna Edie to the position of general manager.

Queenstown’s mayor is now Real Journeys’ chairman – conflict of interest?

Is Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's recent appointment to chairman of one of the region's most prominent tourism companies, Real Journeys, a conflict of interest?

Auckland tourism boss Brett O’Riley resigns

Auckland promotion agency ATEED boss Brett O'Riley has resigned after five years in the job.

New Trustees for Destination Marlborough

Gavin Rutherford, Kiwirail’s Head of Customer Engagement and Scenic Journeys has been appointed a Trustee on the Destination Marlborough Board.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown welcomes new F&B Manager

Premier lakefront hotel, Crowne Plaza Queenstown, has welcomed Catherine Bodnar to the position of Food and Beverage Services Manager.

Air New Zealand loses deputy finance chief to Heartland

Heartland Bank has named Air New Zealand deputy finance boss David Mackrell as its new chief financial officer.

Destination Marlborough general manager steps down

Destination Marlborough's general manager, Tracy Johnston, has resigned from her position.

New chief executive appointed to lead Tourism New Zealand

Loyalty NZ's Stephen England-Hall has been appointed chief executive at Tourism New Zealand.

Qualmark takes on three new tourism specialists

Qualmark has appointed three new tourism specialists as part of its revamp, taking the number of assessors to ten.

Cameron Lawrence takes top job at Qualmark

Cameron Lawrence has been appointed general manager at Qualmark.
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