Experience Co Limited CEO and former Tourism Australian MD John O’Sullivan has been appointed Chair of Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) at the Annual General Meeting today (October 19).
Mr O’Sullivan has been a Director of TTNQ since May 2021 and is a regular visitor to Tropical North Queensland where Experience Co Limited operates Great Barrier Reef cruises, sky diving and a rainforest high ropes course.
Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen welcomed Mr O’Sullivan as Chair and thanked Dr Chapman for his three years of service during the toughest time the tourism industry had ever faced.
“Ken’s unfaltering support for the region’s tourism industry and consistent approach to recovery helped to elevate our advocacy and secured millions of dollars in direct industry support,” he said.
“The $10 million in Federal Recovery Regions Funding secured to support our domestic recovery in 2021 through TTNQ’s advocacy not just for our industry, but for our regional economy, has helped to deliver record after record, culminating in $4.3 billion expenditure last financial year.”
Dr Chapman said “I leave the Board knowing the organisation is in the best shape it has ever been and confident that our best times are still ahead of us.”
Mr O’Sullivan said he looked forward to chairing the TTNQ Board through the next three years to achieve the organisation’s goal of $5 billion in visitor expenditure by 2025.