TTF unearths CEO

The Tourism and Transport Forum has recruited a property sector advisor as its new CEO

TTF unearths CEO
TTF unearths CEO

By David Goeldner | April 10, 2013

The Tourism and Transport Forum has appointed former Property Council of Australia Chief Operating Officer Ken Morrison as its new CEO, replacing John Lee who left the role late in 2012.

Lee held the CEO’s position for two years and was formerly the head of the State Transit Authority’s Sydney Buses operation, resigning from TTF unexpectedly in mid-December 2012.

On Lee’s decision to leave TTF, the Forum’s Chairman Bruce Baird, who also chairs the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, expressed disappointment over the resignation.

"We are disappointed that John has decided to leave the organisation after successfully leading it through a period of significant challenges and internal reform," Baird says.

Since Lee’s departure, Deputy CEO Trent Zimmerman has acted in the position, handing over to Morrison on May 20, which will be the former property council advisor’s first career role as a chief executive officer.

Baird says Morrison brings a wealth of experience to TTF.

"We are very pleased to announce Ken Morrison’s appointment as TTF’s new Chief Executive Officer following an extensive search over some months," Baird says.

"Ken comes to TTF with a great track record in advocacy and public policy.

"His lengthy stint at the Property Council of Australia means Ken also has a strong understanding of the needs of a membership organisation like TTF.

"Ken has led initiatives which have delivered great results for the property sector and we look forward to his leadership of TTF’s policy and advocacy agenda as we work towards the federal election in September."

Morrison says he was very excited at the prospect of joining TTF.

"TTF is one of Australia’s premier advocacy and industry groups and it is a great opportunity to lead the organisation," he says.

"It covers a great breadth and depth of policy areas and is also the nation’s only multi-modal transport industry group.

"TTF has a great history and has made a significant contribution to the development of Australian tourism over its lifetime and my aim is to build on that legacy."

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