Current AHA CEO Stephen Ferguson has agreed to extend his contract for another five years.
The AHA today confirmed Stephen Ferguson will remain as CEO of the national executive until at least 2024.
Ferguson joined the AHA in January 2014 and continues to be responsible for representing the nation’s 5,000 hoteliers, as well as their partners and industry suppliers, at the highest levels.
AHA National President Scott Leach said Ferguson had made a real difference to the Association across areas including workplace relations, tourism, taxation, competition, gaming and alcohol policies.
“Stephen has proven to be dynamic in his role and I welcome the extension of his contract for another five years,” Mr Leach said at today’s national board meeting in Canberra.
“He is a person of the highest personal integrity and an extremely effective operator, able to deal with politicians of all stripes on a regular basis. On behalf of the board I congratulate him on his re-appointment.”
Ferguson said he was delighted to continue in his role.
“I have certainly enjoyed my time at the AHA – there’s no doubt the hotel industry is the best in the nation – and I look forward to continuing to work hard on behalf of members over the next five years,” he said.
“I’m proud to represent a diverse industry with members stretching from the city to the bush and employing more than 200,000 hard-working Australians.”
Ferguson was previously CEO of the Brisbane Racing Club.