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WELCOME to Industry Appointmen­ts, Travel Daily’s Thursday feature which has the latest job appointmen­ts from across the industry. If you have just appointed someone to a new position and would like to update the industry email appointmen­ts@traveldail­

Industry veteran Zainuddin Abdul Wahab has been appointed as the new Director-General of tourism Malaysia. He replaces Zulkifly Md Said, and was previously the Senior Director of Management. Outrigger Hospitalit­y Group has appointed Avery Aoki as its new Chief Financial Officer. He is promoted to the role from Vice President of Finance, and succeeds David Nadeau, who will help to ensure a smooth transition for Outrigger’s financial team before retiring at the end of this year. He will assist Outrigger in furthering itself as a best-in-class revenue operator and partner.

Colleen Kanzora has taken on a new Marketing Manager role with Blue Mountains tourism, as the destinatio­n plans to lure visitors back. Hilton has announced new leadership in Australia and Southeast Asia, with Paul Hutton appointed to the position of Head of Australasi­a, and Alexandra Murray to head Southeast Asia. Both leadership changes will be effective from next year, with Hutton to succeed Heidi Kunkel, who has led the Australasi­a region over the past three and a half years. Hutton spent the past four years as Hilton’s Regional Head of Southeast Asia, where he built a robust leadership team and oversaw significan­t portfolio growth. He has been replaced in that market by Murray, who will transfer from Hilton’s operations in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

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