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Richard Munro returns as CEO

With the proposed merger of the Australian Hotel Association/Tourism Accommodation Australia and the Accommodation Association progressing quickly, the Accommodation Association has announced the return of Richard Munro as CEO.
 
He is well known to the sector as a result of leading the Association from mid-2011 to mid-2019. He has worked in the accommodation sector for more than 35 years and has held operational roles for a host of major brands including  Sheraton, Southern Pacific Hotels, Christmas Island Casino, The Star, Accommodation Association of Australia and the Cronulla Sharks.
 
Mr Munro will step into the CEO role on 20 September
 
Quotes attributable to Accommodation Association Chair Julian Clark:
“Richard has been heavily involved in the merger process and, in addition to his time as CEO of the Association, he brings 35 years-plus experience in our sector.”
 
“He is an accomplished executive with a strong track record in operational roles for major brands including Sheraton, Southern Pacific Hotels, Christmas Island Casino, The Star and the Cronulla Sharks. Most recently, Richard has been leading and transforming the Coral Sea Resort in North Queensland.”
 
“Richard is well known to members and his approach with a continued focus on advocacy will resonate with the Association’s membership base as the Association continues to push for additional support for our Sector.”
 
Quotes attributable to incoming Accommodation Association CEO Richard Munro
“It is an honour to be returning to this role to work with the Accommodation Association and lead the Association and its members through this milestone stage.”
 
“I have been heavily involved in progressing the merger behind the scenes and look forward to moving it through to completion to reinforce the fundamentals of the accommodation sector so that we can better meet the immediate challenges as well as those ahead.”
 
“This is a sector that I love and believe in and I am excited to be resuming the role of CEO of the Association.”
 

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