Community & Business

28 October, 2023

New chair for TTNQ

A TOURISM company CEO with a deep knowledge and passion for local tourism has stepped up as Tourism Tropical North Queensland’s newest chair.

New chair for TTNQ - feature photo

The former managing director of Tourism Australia, John O’Sullivan (pictured) replaces Chair Ken Chapman who has completed his three-year term.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen welcomed Mr O’Sullivan as Chair and thanked Dr Chapman for his three years of service during the toughest time the tourism industry had ever faced.

“Ken’s unfaltering support for the region’s tourism industry and consistent approach to recovery helped to elevate our advocacy and secured millions of dollars in direct industry support,” he said.

“The $10 million in Federal Recovery Regions Funding secured to support our domestic recovery in 2021 through TTNQ’s advocacy not just for our industry, but for our regional economy, has helped to deliver

record after record, culminating in $4.3 billion expenditure last financial year.

“After much lobbying TTNQ then became the only regional tourism organisation in Australia to get the support of the Federal Government for our international recovery.

“TTNQ has already generated publicity worth nearly $30 million in just three months to assist our international recovery after receiving $15 million from the Australian Government’s International Tourism Recovery Program administered by Austrade.

“Thank you, Ken, for your insight and guidance.”


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