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The Search Is Underway: Are You AFTA's New CEO?

The search for the highly coveted role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is underway... have you got what it takes?

The search for the highly coveted role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) is underway… have you got what it takes?

The CEO position at AFTA is currently vacant and requires someone with “a strong vision and the ability to bring together common interests from a diverse industry group as a constant representation for its membership.”

This is a well-paying role based in Sydney, with domestic and international travel benefits, and comes with the capability to create positive change for the travel industry.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, you can read more, here.

The position


The AFTA Board are united in their vision to appoint an experienced and strategic-minded business leader who can appropriately represent and advocate on behalf of our diverse travel sector.

The incoming CEO will have a major role in engaging and advocating at a strategic policy level with state and federal governments to ensure that AFTA member interests are well represented.

“The Board is looking for a skilled business leader who can develop effective and influential relationships with key stakeholders across government, members, suppliers, media and leaders of allied industry bodies.”

Tom Manwaring, AFTA Chair.

“We are cognisant of the fact that the post-COVID travel landscape is going to be very different and we are recruiting with this in mind. The incoming CEO will be someone who can develop high-quality business strategies that address the needs of AFTA’s membership base, which consists of some 3,000 travel agency businesses, from large corporations through to the small independent travel business, as well as build the framework for a strong and resilient industry post-COVID-19,” said Tom Manwaring, AFTA chair.

“The CEO will also be responsible for leading the dedicated professional team of 9 at AFTA’s head office in Sydney. Until such time as we appoint a suitably qualified CEO, the AFTA team remains robust, well connected, and committed,” concluded Manwaring.

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Applications can be forwarded in confidence to [email protected] – closing date is 19th June 2020

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