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.
Matteo Zanarini was today announced as the new Area Manager, South West Pacific for the International Air Transport Association, succeeding Ian Lorigan. Zanarini has over 30 years’ aviation industry experience and joined IATA in 2009 as Passenger Services Manager, SWP and was most recently Aviation Solutions Manager in the region. The role will see him tasked with delivering IATA’s initiatives in Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
Dubai-based luxury hotel company Jumeirah has named Jose Silva as its new Chief Executive Officer. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry to Jumeirah, including just shy of 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. His most recent post was Regional Vice President for France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.
President and ceo of JFKIAT LLC (the operator of T4 at New York’s John F Kennedy Int’l Airport) Gert-Jan De Graaff is set to replace Brisbane Airport Corporation’s ceo and md Julieanne Alroe from Jun 2018.
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas’ Director of Sustainability Jeffery Smith has been promoted to the position of Vice President – Sustainability with the boutique operator, taking over from Amber Marie Beard who will now consult on special projects.
Hawaii Tourism Authority has confirmed Chief Operating Officer Randy Baldemor will step down from the role on 02 Mar.

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