Morris set to take on TTNQ post
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.