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Africa, Indian Ocean and Indian tour specialists Wildlife Safari has appointed Jillian Van to the role of Sales Executive Vic/Tas. Van will be responsible for developing and maintaining Vic and Tas relationships. Former NAB brand GM Michael Nearhos has joined the team at Virgin Australia as Marketing Director. Nearhos has more than 20 years’ experience in senior marketing roles, including at both NAB and MLC. Wharf Hotels has welcomed hotelier Bernard Teo to the role of General Manager of its Marco Polo Changzhou property. In his new role, Teo will be tasked with building the hotel’s corporate and MICE business. Maureen Brennan is the new Business Events Manager at Business Events Sunshine Coast. Brennan has held previous positions with Tourism Auckland, Hilton International and the Carlton Hotel Group. Peter Lucas has stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer at Flight Centre Travel Group’s hotel management business, BHMA. Lucas has more than 35 years’ experience in hospitality spanning seven countries. Webjet Limited has announced its Chief Financial Officer Tony Ristevski has assumed the role of Company Secretary. Ristevski replaces Michael Sheehy following his resignation, effective 31 Jul.