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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

Mathew Simister has been appointed the General Manager of the newbuild Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkable­s Park, which is scheduled to open to the public in early Dec. Simister has previously worked in senior roles at InterConti­nental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast and IHG properties in Adelaide and Sydney.

Heather Gordon has become the new Director of Sales and Marketing for Island Hotels Group’s Cook Island properties Edgewater Resort & Spa and Club Raro. Gordon will be based in Auckland, where she will oversee the properties’ sales and marketing activities, including conference and incentive, wholesale and leisure.

Quercy Jouannes has been appointed the General Manager for SKYE Suites Parramatta. He brings more than 20 years of internatio­nal hospitalit­y experience gained in Europe, America and Australia, and specialise­s in sales, marketing and operations.

Puffing Billy Railway has confirmed three appointmen­ts to the Emerald Tourist Railway Board. Dianne Smith has joined as Deputy Chair, where she will stay on for a term until at least Jun 2022. Bart Clingin joins the board, bringing with him a wealth of financial, risk and governance experience, while the recruitmen­t has also seen Angela Jamieson join, a forensic accountant specialisi­ng in financial crime.

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