The Chief Executive of the Accommodation Association of Australia, Lorraine Duffy, has announced that after four years with the organisation, she is resigning, effective June 30.
Duffy thanked the Association’s President, Board, members and other stakeholders for their support during her tenure.
“My time with the Association has been enormously rewarding, and I have enjoyed it immensely, we have achieved some significant milestones which would not have been possible without the vision and focus of our Directors and members,” Duffy said. “An opportunity for me in business has arisen that is too tempting to pass up.”
Accommodation Association of Australia President, Garry Crockett has praised Ms Duffy for her passion, work ethic and vision.
“Lorraine has given boundless energy, dedication and commitment to the Association during her four years with us,” Crockett said. “As President, I appreciate the valuable and lasting contribution that Lorraine has made to the Association and the broader accommodation industry, as does the rest of the Board.”
“The Association acknowledges Lorraine’s contribution in bringing together an expanding accommodation sector with a united industry voice and we appreciate Lorraine’s perseverance in achieving this objective – which we hope will bring great benefit to the industry,” he said.
Crockett said the Accommodation Association would soon establish a board sub-committee to manage the process of recruiting a new CEO, with the position to be advertised nationally.
“I look forward to working closely with whoever is appointed as the new CEO to ensure a smooth transition and continued stability,” Duffy said.
“Until then, I will continue, along with the rest of the Accommodation Association team, to effectively represent the interests of accommodation businesses across Australia and deliver on the commitments we have made as part of this.”