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AHA WA CEO, Bradley Woods
TAA National Executive Director, Bradley Woods

Australian Hotels Association WA Chief Executive, Bradley Woods, will assume the leadership of Tourism Accommodation Australia on an interim basis following the departure next month of current CEO Carol Giuseppi.

The organisation has outlined its interim executive structure, under which it will operate while a permanent replacement is sourced.

Woods, one of the accommodation industry’s most longstanding advocates and familiar faces, will assume the duties of Executive Director of TAA National. He will maintain his responsibilities as AHA WA Chief Executive in the meantime along with his Directorship role at Tourism Australia and Chairmanship of the National Industry Skills Reference Council for Tourism, Travel and Hospitality.

The TAA says it has conducted interviews in search of a new CEO and have been “blown away” by the calibre of the candidates it has met so far.

Other temporary movements within the TAA for now including Anthony Brierley, who has been appointed Acting General Manager of TAA National. Brierley will maintain his duties as General Manager of the AHA in Canberra during this secondment. Current TAA National Chairman, Martin Ferguson AM will remain in this role, with no changes.