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Australian Cruise Association appoints new Chair

September 15, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Grant Gilfillan, CEO of the Port Authority of NSW, was appointed Chair of the Australian Cruise Association at their AGM on Friday.   The meeting followed the Association’s annual conference which was held in Mooloolaba.

Gilfillan takes over from Stephen Bradford, who stepped down from the role at the expiry of his term after serving for three years.

Association CEO, Jill Abel thanked Bradford for his hard work and support and for leading the organisation through a period of extraordinary growth and its recent name change and rebranding.

“With our focus being firmly on destination development including all important infrastructure needs, the timing is perfect for Grant to continue the great work undertaken by Stephen and the management committee and  steer us through the next important  years” said Abel.

Voting also took place on the Management Committee appointments with Martin Bidgood (Intercruises), Thor Elliott (Fremantle Ports and ACA Treasurer), Tony Clementson (Tourism NT) and Anne McVilly (Port Arthur Historic Authority) retaining their positions.

Jay McKenzie (Bob Wood Cruises) was also appointed to the Committee.

Julie O’Brien (Tourism & Events Qld)  continues in her role as Deputy Chair of the Association.

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