Tourism Queensland Chair to step down

12 Jun 2012 11:11 AMJann Stuckey


Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey today announced that Tourism Queensland Chairman Don Morris will step down once his term expires in October.

Ms Stuckey thanked Mr Morris for his five-year commitment and leadership to Tourism Queensland and the state’s tourism industry, particularly during some of the most challenging times in the industry’s history.

“Mr Morris’s enthusiasm and advocacy played a positive role in assisting Queensland’s tourism businesses,” Ms Stuckey said.

Mr Morris said his decision to step down as Chairman was made more than a year ago.

“After five years in an extremely demanding role, I’m looking forward to spending some quality family time and pursuing my other tourism interests.

“I’m very proud of Tourism Queensland and am optimistic about the future of Queensland’s word-class tourism sector.

“We’ve endured some pretty rocky times over the past couple of years, but I have no doubt that the good times will return with a vengeance.”

Ms Stuckey wished Mr Morris well in his next endeavour and said the Government has begun the process of appointing a new chairman.

[ENDS] 12 June 2012