WELCOME to Industry Appointments, Travel Daily’s Thursday feature which has the latest job appointments from across the industry. If you have just appointed someone to a new position and would like to update the industry email appointments@traveldaily.com.au.
Vito Romeo has been appointed to the role of State Sales Manager Vic & Tas for Wendy Wu Tours. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry, most recently operating in a similar role for Express Travel Group.
Etihad Aviation Group has tasked Mark Powers with taking on the Group Chief Financial Officer role. Powers has previously worked in a similar financial capacity for a host of airlines including JetBlue Airways.
Major hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group has selected a new Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, with Leanne Harwood taking on the role. She replaces Karin Sheppard who has relocated to London to take on a new position as IHG’s managing director, Europe.
Alaska Air Group has appointed Gary Beck President and Chief Executive Officer and Constance von Muehlen as Chief Operating Officer of the company’s regional offshoot Horizon Air. Beck was promoted from the VP of Flight Operations role with Alaska Airlines.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Steve Odell has had his role as Senior Vice President & Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region expanded to oversee the Chinese market. The added responsibility comes at a time when the cruise company is making more inroads into China.
Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has charged Allen Thomas with taking on the position of Vice President Business Development. He will be responsible for executing the ambitious growth strategy of the hotel chain from 58 to 134 locations over the next five years.
Former Air New Zealand Manager of Communications & PR for Australia Cara Mygind has been appointed as Head of Communications, Australia & New Zealand at Uber.

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Source: Travel Australia