TTNQ CEO steps down
TOURISM Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) Chief Executive Officer Alex de Waal will leave the TTNQ team for a new career challenge with a national company later this year.
Mr de Waal said he had been unexpectedly offered the role and would leave TTNQ knowing that the organisation was making great strides towards its vision of being recognised by the global tourism industry as Australia’s leading Destination Management Organisation.
“We have a highly motivated and competent team that has achieved significant success in the past three years,” he said.
“This globally relevant success includes the attraction of international investment, new international services and the inception of the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to engage citizens from all parts of this planet to take action to learn about, conserve and enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.
“I am extremely proud of having been a catalyst for positive change in Tropical North Queensland and enormously appreciative of the hospitality the Cairns community has extended in my favour.
The TTNQ board will immediately start a recruitment process seeking a new CEO.