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June 23, 2015 Appointments No Comments Email Email

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents welcomes a new Chair to lead the AFTA Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (ACCMC).

Following the announcement last week that Dr June Smith resigned as Chair of the ACCMC, AFTA took immediate steps to find a suitably qualified replacement.

Steven Heller, partner at DFK Laurence Varnay, a leading accounting and business advisory firm, has accepted the role of Chair in an interim capacity whilst AFTA conducts a review of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) having almost reached the first year milestone.

“I’d like to thank Dr Smith and acknowledge the work she has done to ensure the integrity of the scheme and that travel agents accredited under ATAS deliver high standards of service in accordance with their code obligations,” said Gary O’Riordan, AFTA General Manager.

“We look forward to working with Steven over the next 6 months and we are delighted to have someone with his experience and knowledge of the travel industry invovled with the ACCMC,” said O’Riordan.

AFTA welcomes Steven Heller effective immediately.

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