21 September Richard Munro returns as CEO September 21, 2021 By Jenny Le General 0 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.” Related Articles Industry seeks urgent action from Government to address critical labour & skills shortages As we move into a post-JobKeeper environment, with the continued closure of international borders, uncertainty around state borders and the loss of migrant and casual workers, the industry is struggling to fill the significant labour and skills gaps that have emerged, as uneven demand returns. Labor plan to boost hotels by helping them stand up to online booking giants Small hotels would be able to advertise online cheap room rates without fear of being punished by web behemoths under a plan Labor says will reduce the financial squeeze facing the tourism sector. 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. 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. ATO provides tax relief and assistance for businesses impacted by bushfires On the 20 January the ATO advised that they had extended a package of tax assistance for people impacted by the recent devastating bushfires as part of the whole-of-government response to the disaster. Aiden Darling Harbour Appoints Australasia’s First Aiden Hotel GM Australia’s newest luxury boutique hotel, Aiden Darling Harbour has appointed young gun hospitality leader, Michael Sharp as its opening General Manager and the first to lead an Aiden-branded hotel in Australasia. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.