Australian minister for tourism, major events, small business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey has announced the appointment of Leanne Coddington as chief executive of Tourism & Events Queensland.
Stuckey said Coddington brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of delivery to the role.
“Coddington has played an important part in the reinvigoration of the tourism industry,” Stuckey said.
“Leanne has worked hard to engage regional tourism organisations in a bid to assist in achieving this government’s 2020 targets.
“Having worked closely with her as an executive and as acting chief executive of Tourism & Events Queensland, I have every confidence she will maintain the momentum and continual drive for change which has seen confidence and growth return throughout Queensland’s tourism sector.”
Coddington said she looked forward to continuing Tourism & Events Queensland’s strong partnership focus to further grow tourism and events in Queensland’s destinations.
“We recognise the need to be agile and responsive, to make the most of emerging growth opportunities, and work closely with industry stakeholders to ensure Queensland is in the best position to achieve the industry’s 2020 growth target,” Coddington said.
“We have a clear vision and strong plan for the future that puts destinations at the heart of everything we do.
“With a strategic approach including a new destination tourism planning framework, investment in major events, strong destination marketing campaigns and an increased focus on commercial partnerships, TEQ is well placed to support our thriving industry into the future.”