Peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) is delighted to announce that Katie Lahey AM will become its next Chair.
Ms Lahey will assume the role of Chair when the term of incumbent Hon. Bruce Baird AM expires in late November.
Mr Baird said Katie Lahey is an outstanding appointment.
“Katie Lahey is one of Australia’s pre-eminent business leaders and has an extraordinary record of achievement over many years,” Mr Baird said.
“Katie’s depth of experience in business, industry associations, tourism and the arts makes her ideally suited to chair an organisation like TTF, which represents a broad cross-section of Australia’s tourism, transport and aviation sectors.
“Katie will bring a fresh perspective to TTF that will help position the organisation for the future and I congratulate her on the appointment.”
Ms Lahey said she is very much looking forward to the role.
“TTF is one of Australia’s leading industry groups and represents sectors that are critical to the national economy and to Australia’s future,” Ms Lahey said.
“I am excited to chair an organisation which leads policy development and champions the vital importance and potential of tourism, transport and aviation to the national economy.
“I am also privileged to take over from Bruce Baird, who has made an incredible contribution to these sectors in a range of roles over many years.”
TTF Acting Chief Executive Trent Zimmerman said Katie Lahey’s appointment will ensure TTF retains its position as a leading industry body.
“I am delighted to welcome Katie Lahey as our next chair and look forward to the benefit of her wisdom and experience in taking TTF into the next phase of its development,” Mr Zimmerman said.
“Katie is a terrific choice to build on Bruce Baird’s legacy and I look forward to working with her.”