The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), has welcomed four new members to its Advisory Board – Sture Myrmell, Rachel Argaman, Sally Fielke and Tom Walker.
Chief Executive Margy Osmond said the new additions to the Advisory Board will be great assets for TTF as the organisation continues to promote the importance of the visitor economy and stays at the forefront of the debate on the issues impacting the tourism and transport sectors.
“Rachel Argaman is the Chief Executive Officer of TFE Hotels and brings to the Board over 20 years of international experience at executive management level in the travel and hospitality industry,” Ms Osmond said.
“Sture Myrmell is the President of Carnival Australia and has been a leading figure in global cruising with Carnival Corporation for nearly 25 years, including the past 10 years at P&O Cruises Australia where he was instrumental in the brand’s evolution to a contemporary product that reflects modern Australia.
“Sally Fielke is General Manager Corporate Affairs at Sydney Airport where her key focus is driving Sydney Airport’s leadership role in tourism and working collaboratively with stakeholders and industry partners to grow tourism to Sydney, NSW and Australia. With a background in law, hotels and aviation, Sally brings almost 20 years of industry experience to the table.
“Tom Walker is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Cubic Transportation Systems Asia-Pacific where he has led a number of once-in-a-generation reforms, including the implementation of the award-winning Opal smartcard ticketing system in NSW.
“As TTF looks to 2018 and beyond, our role in leading the national debate will be more important than ever, with governments at all levels increasingly looking to industry organisations such as TTF for leadership and support on the policy reform agenda Australia needs to pursue to guarantee the tourism and transport sectors reach their potential – and our new Board Members will play a critical role in achieving this aim.”
Ms Osmond also thanked outgoing Board Members Allan Vidor, Ann Sherry AO and Kerrie Mather for championing the needs of the tourism and transport sectors throughout their time as members of the TTF Advisory Board.