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Tourism veteran Colin Hughes appointed to the Board of Skydive the Beach (ASX SKB)

June 14, 2016 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Skydive the Beach Group Limited (‘SKB’, ‘the Company’, ‘Skydive’), Australia and New Zealand’s leading skydiving adventure tourism company, is pleased to announce it has appointed aviation and tourism expert Colin Hughes as a Non-Executive Director, effective today.


Colin brings more than 40 years’ experience to the role through a variety of senior aviation and tourism management positions. He is currently Chairman of Business Events Sydney, an Executive Director of airline representation group, Aviation Online and a Board member for Best Western Hotels Australia. He also currently serves as a Member on the Board of Trustees for the Travel Compensation Fund.

Prior to this, Colin was Group General Manager, International Operations for Qantas Airways, Vice- President, Asia Pacific for Northwest Airlines and General Manager Australia for Continental Airlines (now United Airlines).

Bill Beerworth, Chairman of Skydive said:

“We are delighted Colin is joining the Skydive team. He brings a wealth of experience to the position, having worked for a number of leading airline brands and tourism organisations. His expertise in aviation, commercial management and sales will greatly advantage the Skydive team.”

Mr Hughes added:

“I am very pleased to join Skydive and look forward to contributing my skills to advance its strategy and growth towards becoming a global adventure tourism brand.”

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