October 5, 2022

Richard Munro returns as CEO of the Accommodation Association

” Richard has been greatly involved in the merger procedure and, in addition to his time as CEO of the Association, he brings 35 years-plus experience in our sector,” he said. ” He is an accomplished executive with a strong track record in functional functions for significant brands consisting of Sheraton, Southern Pacific Hotels, Christmas Island Casino, The Star and the Cronulla Sharks.

Munro will enter the CEO function on September 20, a time that continues to be an important one for the accommodation sector as state borders remain closed, hotels struggle to fill staffing positions and as residential or commercial properties in New South Wales lastly prepare for arrival of regional guests again when lockdown limitations ease.

Lodging Association President, Julian Clark.


Munro, who departed the AA in mid-2019 to end up being Group CEO of the Cronulla Sharks NRL organisation, is back at the Association following the departure of Dean Long to the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) as its CEO.

” This is a sector that I think and like in and I am excited to be resuming the role of CEO of the Association,” he said.

” I have actually been greatly involved in advancing the [AA and TAA] merger behind the scenes and anticipate moving it through to conclusion to reinforce the basics of the lodging sector so that we can better satisfy the immediate difficulties in addition to those ahead.

The accomplished hotelier is well known for his substantial political lobbying and throughout his last period, was on a number of State and Federal 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..

His consultation is great news for the market and will substantially boost the progression of the proposed merger between the AA and TAA.

Popular market executive Richard Munro has returned as the CEO of the Accommodation Association of Australia (AA) as the organisation closes in on its merger with Tourist Accommodation Australia (TAA).

” Most recently, Richard has been leading and transforming the Coral Sea Resort in North Queensland. ” Richard is well understood to members and his method with an ongoing focus on advocacy will resonate with the Associations membership base as the Association continues to promote additional assistance for our Sector,” Clark stated.

Accommodation Association Chair, Julian Clark, invited the return of Munro as CEO.

” It is an honour to be going back to this function to deal with the Accommodation Association and lead the Association and its members through this turning point phase,” Munro stated.

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