David joined AFTA from the NSW Government having had significant experience working in compliance and all of that experience has now settled into the standard operating procedures of ATAS. David will be missed from the team and the travel industry as he returns to the NSW Government in a senior role working for Transport for NSW.
“David has been an outstanding compliance manager for AFTA and ATAS over the last few years and we have really enjoyed having him as an important part of our team and indeed the history of AFTA,” said Jayson Westbury, AFTA Chief Executive.
“We wish David every success in his future career and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his time with us, he will be missed,” said Westbury.
A recruitment process has commenced to find a replacement for David.
Further to the one-year review of ATAS the board of AFTA is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Heller to the position of Chairman of the ACCMC. Mr. Heller will take up the position with immediate effect for a term of two years. Mr. Heller has been acting in the role during the review process and AFTA is delighted that he has now accepted the position for the next two years.
“Steve Heller has shown us that his ability to be independent and contribute to the ACCMC is immense and we are very pleased that he has accepted the role for the next two years,” said Westbury.
“I have enjoyed working with the members of the ACCMC during the last eight months while acting in the role and I look forward to a continued and active participation of the ACCMC in the years ahead,” said Steven Heller, Chairman ACCMC.
The ACCMC continues to be the committee that reviews the role of the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct and hears any appeals of complaints against a participant.