22 September Julian Clark finishes as President after 7 years of service September 22, 2021 By Jenny Le October Key News Update 0 Outgoing Accommodation Association President Julian Clark today thanked his fellow Council members and Association members for their support during his seven years in the leadership role. He will continue to serve the Association as a Council member as part of the seamless transition to the new Council as Australia moves to a COVID-Normal framework, and progress the amalgamation with AHA/TAA. Quotes attributable to Accommodation Association outgoing President Julian Clark “It’s been a privilege to lead our industry over the past 7 years. Thank you to the members and board for their faith in me. I’d especially like to thank our Vice President Simon McGrath, our Treasurer Bruce Copland and the two CEOs that I worked with, Dean Long and Richard Munro. I am proud to depart the role with the Association in a very strong place – in terms of advocacy, member benefits, financial strength and general Association strength.” “As I reflect on my tenure as President, I am particularly proud of the Accommodation Association finally agreeing to a historic amalgamation with AHA/TAA after 30 years of false starts. This should improve both our industry’s advocacy and member services immeasurably and delete costly replication. It has only been achieved through the will and leadership on both sides and for that I would like to thank both boards and steering committee members. I am also proud of the tireless advocacy work that Dean Long and the team have done to try and help our industry throughout this pandemic, which has thrown up challenge after challenge. As we all know there is plenty more to do and the team and incoming Council are ready to continue our all-important advocacy in the months ahead before the full amalgamation.” Related Articles Leanne Harwood elected President Leanne Harwood has been elected President of the Accommodation Association, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the 54-year history of the organisation. Is room service about to disappear? Hotel room service could become a thing of the past as food delivery company Deliveroo rolls out a global program to deliver local cuisine to guests. Flood disaster recovery small business grant now available The NSW Government is helping businesses to rebuild and recover in the aftermath of the recent NSW storms and floods with the launch of a new Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant. Digital Driver Licence Checker Readiness Survey As we move closer to the statewide rollout of the Digital Driver Licence, Service NSW requires you to share the below survey with your network. The purpose of the survey is to highlight any knowledge gaps we need to address in order to ensure checkers in NSW can confidently check and accept the digital licence. Skye Suites to Open in Green Square’s Most Iconic Building Crown Group will open its third luxury serviced apartment hotel, SKYE Suites Green Square, mid-year as part of the iconic $575 million development Infinity by Crown Group, which is shaping up to be Sydney's most sought-after place to live, play and stay. Accor Pacific’s Simon McGrath named in Queen’s Birthday Honours Simon McGrath, Accor's Chief Operating Officer for the Pacific, has been named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The prestigious honour is given to only 365 recipients each year, with McGrath chosen for his outstanding service to the tourism and hospitality industry. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.