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Julian Clark finishes as President after 7 years of service

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.”


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