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Tourism WA appoints former Perth Airport executive as its new Managing Director

Tourism WA appoints former Perth Airport executive as its new Managing Director
October 12, 2021

Tourism Western Australia has appointed former Perth Airport executive Carolyn Turnbull as their new Managing Director for a five-year term commencing Monday, 18th October.

Turnbull brings 20 years of international leadership experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, and joined Tourism WA in 2020 as the Executive Director – Industry, Aviation and Markets.

Turnbull’s experience includes senior executive roles with global hospitality brands including Aman Resorts. Before joining Tourism WA, Turnbull was spearheading the development of the western gateway as Chief Aviation Development Officer at Perth Airport.

She will be taking over the role from Derryn Belford who has acted as Managing Director since late 2020. In the 13 years that Belford has been with the department, she has made an outstanding contribution to Tourism WA and the tourism industry.

More than 50 applications were received for the role and a rigorous recruitment and selection process was undertaken.

Western Australian Tourism Minister David Templeman advised “I am pleased to welcome Carolyn Turnbull as Managing Director for Tourism WA.

“I would also like to thank Derryn Belford for her dedication and commitment over the past year as acting Managing Director, and her 13 years at Tourism WA. I wish her well for the future.

“Ms Turnbull brings with her a wealth of tourism and hospitality knowledge to the Managing Director role. I am confident she will support the WA tourism industry and help position the State as a leading destination of choice when we are ready to welcome other markets back to WA.”

Image courtesy Perth Airport 

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