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Magellan chief exec becomes director of AFTA

June 21, 2013 Appointments, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59The Australian Federal of travel Agents (AFTA) confirmed yesterday that all returning directors who fell eligible to be re-elected to the board were returned.

Additionally, Andrew Macfarlane, chief executive of Magellan, has been appointed to the board.

“This increases the board by one seat to a total of 11 directors and acknowledges the commitment that the Magellan Group has to AFTA via its 100% membership of AFTA policy,” an issued statement said.250x250px

“Andrew has been an active participant in a number of forums over the past few years with AFTA both with the APJC-AU and more recently the TITPWG working on the draft accreditation criteria and this appointment is most welcomed,” AFTA chief executive Jayson Westbury stated.

“Andrew brings a diverse background of experience and will be a valued member of the AFTA board.

“The board has a very cohesive approach to policy matters which allows AFTA to forge ahead and get results as has been the case with the Travel Review and I am sure Andrew will be a contributor in many ways going forward.”

Macfarlane said he was delighted “to be supporting AFTA and the travel industry by way of this appointment”.

“I look forward to continuing the good work of AFTA in the years ahead” he said.

“Magellan is a growing group and both the directors of Magellan and I wish to thank the board of AFTA for confirming this board seat for us.”

Magellan Travel Group is an exclusive member network of independent Travel Agents located in major cities, suburbs and regional centres around Australia.

The AFTA AGM will be held on Friday 19 July 2013 in Sydney.

Edited by : Peter Needham

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