Mor­ris set to take on TTNQ post

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PORT Dou­glas tourism iden­tity Wendy Mor­ris has been ap­pointed to the Tourism Trop­i­cal North Queens­land (TTNQ) board and will take on the role of chair­man at the Oc­to­ber an­nual meet­ing.

TTNQ chair­man Max Shep­herd is step­ping down af­ter 50 years in tourism.

“Wendy Mor­ris has been ap­pointed as a TTNQ di­rec­tor so she can be­come fa­mil­iar with the or­gan­i­sa­tion and work with me to en­sure the best pos­si­ble han­dover be­fore I leave,” he said.

“Wendy has pre­vi­ously served on the TTNQ Board as well as the Tourism Port Dou­glas and Dain­tree, Tourism and Events Queens­land and Ad­vance Cairns boards and has long been a strong ad­vo­cate for re­gional tourism pro­mo­tion.”

Ms Mor­ris has been in­volved in the man­age­ment and mar­ket­ing of a range of mostly fam­ily owned tourism en­ter­prises in the re­gion in­clud­ing the re­sorts now known as Ry­dges Reef Re­sort, QT Port Dou­glas, Ra­mada Port Dou­glas and Crys­tal­brook Lodge, as well as The Wildlife Habi­tat, Wetherby Out­back Ex­pe­ri­ence, Lady Dou­glas Pad­dle­wheeler and lux­ury char­ter yachts.

Ms Mor­ris served as chair­man of Tourism Port Dou­glas Dain­tree and was on the board of Mt Emer­ald Wind Farm prior to its ac­qui­si­tion by Ratch Aus­tralia.

Through fam­ily in­vest­ments she has also been in­volved with var­i­ous agri­cul­tural and res­i­den­tial prop­erty de­vel­op­ments on the Ather­ton Table­lands and Port Dou­glas.

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