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NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE AUSTRALIAN TOURIST COMMISSION 10 August 2000

       

Thursday, 10 August 2000           00/306 

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE AUSTRALIAN TOURIST COMMISSION   

Federal Minister for Sport and Tourism, Jackie Kelly, today announced four new appointments to Australia's international tourist promoter, the Australian Tourist Commission. 

General Manager of Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre, Paul Ah Chee, founder of the Australian Travel Bureau and General Manager of the Australian Outback Travel Company, Cinizia Burnes, life member of the Australian Hotels Association, Peter Hurley and food and wine expert, Kate Lamont have all been appointed to the Commission for three year terms. 

Deputy Chair, Anthony Clark AM and Dr Ken Chapman were re-appointed to the Commission for another term. 

"The combined experience and leadership of the new members to the ATC will help to promote Australia as a major tourist destination to international markets," Minister Kelly said. 

"As experienced professionals in the tourist industry, their combined high level of skills will be very valuable to the organisation. They will bring a fresh perspective and contribute to the Commission's future development.  

"The Commission will also benefit from the re-appointment of Mr Clark and Dr Chapman, with their knowledge and experience a major benefit, especially in the afterglow of the Sydney 2000 Games."  

The Minister thanked the outgoing members Peter Doggett, Bob Annells, Pauline McLeod and Greg Daniels, for their enthusiasm and leadership they brought to the Australian Tourist Commission during their term.     

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