Friday 30th March 2012
|Text too small?|
Martin Snedden, who led the company in charge of managing last year’s Rugby World Cup, has been tapped to lead New Zealand’s national tourism lobby group.
The Tourism Industry Association, which merges with the Hotel Council next month, has appointed Snedden as chief executive effective from June, the lobby group said in a statement.
That comes after Snedden’s oversight of what has been regarded as a successful sporting event last year where visitors spent about $390 million, according to government figures.
“We believe Martin’s appointment will further strengthen tourism industry representation at the national level, and help TIA achieve even better outcomes for its members,” chairman Norm Thompson said. “He’s very keen to become more deeply involved in the industry, which delivers $9.7 billion in foreign exchange to our economy every year.”
Before his RWC appointment, Snedden was the chief executive of New Zealand Cricket for six years after practising as a lawyer for a decade. He played international cricket for New Zealand through the 1980s.
The Rugby World Cup prompted the lobby group to can its Tourism Industry Awards last year as its members focused on wooing visitors in New Zealand for the event against the backdrop of a tepid economy.
The association said it didn’t want to distract operators from preparing for the rugby, and that the Canterbury earthquakes had also been a drag on the sector.
NOTE: please be advised to read full articles from Business Desk Website, you will have to pay a subscription fee on their website.
No comments yet
Telecom will offer CEO and senior managers performance equity grants to boost profits
Former Fonterra executive Alison Andrew appointed to head Transpower
MRP director Miller, CFO Meek go trawling for cheap shares
Rob Fyfe to leave Trilogy board, seeks new senior role in NZ
David Ross appears at District Court hearing, remanded until Aug.29
Crown drops charge against ex-SCF finance chief Graeme Brown
Postie Plus appoints No 1 Shoes executive Binns as new CEO
Pumpkin Patch CEO Neil Cowie resigns to take job with rival retailer
George Alexander Louis
Time to Move Before You Get Caught in the Meridian Watershed