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Resignation of AAA CEO

Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) Chief Executive Officer, Richard Munro has tendered his resignation to pursue new opportunities, after eight years at the AAoA.

Commenting on Munro’s departure, the President of the AAoA, Mr Julian Clark said, “On behalf of our Board and members, we want to acknowledge and thank Richard for his years of service, contribution and leadership to both the industry and our organisation over his tenure.”

“Mr Munro has grown the membership, our corporate partnerships and our brand to the respected leadership position that the AAoA now holds in the Tourism and Accommodation industries as well as the broader business sector,” said Mr Clark.

“Richard and his team have recently delivered a major advocacy win for our members and the entire Accommodation industry, achieving a ban on rate parity in Australia through legislation that the Australian Labor Party plan to introduce if elected. This is just one example of how Richard and the AAoA have worked to deliver a fantastic outcome for our industry. Richard is leaving our organisation on a high as far as the AAoA and the industry goes,” Mr Clark commented.

Mr Munro is a 30 plus year veteran of the Accommodation industry who has led the AAoA through a period of significant growth and organisational capability. 

Mr Munro commented, “It has been an enormous privilege and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the helm of the AAoA, seeing it through an unprecedented growth period and it will be business as usual with a strong Board and capable team in place”.

I am most proud of the fantastic, capable team we have built, expanding the association via our Advisory Boards and delivering on important advocacy outcomes. I have also appreciated the support of the President and the Board, the AAoA team, our members and commercial partners through our evolution and expansion phase.”

Mr Munro will resign from Federal and State Government Boards and workgroups such as the Federal Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment and the New South Wales Short-Term Rental Accommodation Code of Conduct Advisory Committee, which his successor will join.

Mr Clark said, “It is an exciting time for both Richard and AAoA, and on behalf of the Board and industry we wish Richard every success in his new career and we are pleased that Richard will be able to enable a smooth transition to his successor.”

The recruitment process for Mr Munro’s replacement will now commence

Taken from Accommodation Association of Australia Media Release 5 April 2019 

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