As financial pressures from the pandemic continue to hit business events, Tourism Australia is the latest organisation to report a number of changes at the top of its business events operations, including the departure of its executive general manager events, Penny Lion. The changes will see a reorganisation of Tourism Australia’s international, events and business events operations from 1 July 2021, and come as a result of a recent global review of the agency’s business plans ahead of the next financial year.

The Governor of Western Australia has today appointed Di Bain as the new Tourism Western Australia Board chairperson.

NZ Events Association is farewelling its outgoing Board Chair Graham Rouse at the completion of his constitutional term while also welcoming Loren Heaphy as the new Chair, and Kevin Murphy as new Deputy Chair.

Cardrona and Treble Cone skifields general manager Bridget Legnavsky has been appointed to a new role. Tourism business Wayfare — which owns tourism brands including Real Journeys and Cardrona Alpine Resort — yesterday announced several new appointments. Ms Legnavsky has been promoted to chief experience officer of the company. In her new role she will have overall responsibility for all Wayfare experiences.

Julia Volz has been appointed to the newly created head of sales position for Skydive Australia, an operation owned by ASX-listed adventure tourism company Experience Co.

Compass Group Remote Hospitality Services Pty Ltd has a brace of s.365 (application to deal with contraventions involving dismissal) set for hearing by Commissioner Williams in Hearing Room 12.05 in Perth (Fernandez Cafferata/Rocha Reyna).

The Federal Hotels Pty Limited has a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) set for hearing by Commissioner Harper-Greenwell (by telephone) in Melbourne (Nielson).

The director of Museums Wellington has resigned amid the controversial restructuring at Experience Wellington, the city council-controlled arts organisation. Brett Mason, who worked at Experience Wellington for almost 20 years, resigned three weeks ago. In his position at Museums Wellington, he managed Wellington Museum, Cable Car Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory and Nairn Street Cottage. “I suppose you could say I saw the opportunity to leave, with the direction they’re going,” he said. Mason, who said he was proud of his work to diversify the organisation, including embracing te ao Māori, said he was exploring new opportunities.