Lahey replaces Bruce Baird for TTF

The Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) has announced Katie Lahey will become Chair later this year

Lahey replaces Bruce Baird for TTF
Katie Lahey

Peak national industry body Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) has announced Katie Lahey will become its next Chair, when the term of incumbent Bruce Baird expires in late November.

Lahy will join Margy Osmond at the helm of the organisation, when Osmond takes on the role of Chief Executive Officer for the TTF in October.

Baird will continue with his role as Chairman of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR). 

Baird says Lahey is one of Australia’s pre-eminent business leaders and has an extraordinary record of achievement which makes her an outstanding appointment for the role.

"Katie’s depth of experience in business, industry associations, tourism and the arts makes her ideally suited to chair an organisation like TTF, which represents a broad cross-section of Australia’s tourism, transport and aviation sectors," he says.

"Katie will bring a fresh perspective to TTF that will help position the organisation for the future and I congratulate her on the appointment."

Lahey is very much looking forward to the role, and says TTF is one of Australia’s leading industry groups and represents sectors that are critical to the national economy and to Australia’s future.

"I am excited to chair an organisation which leads policy development and champions the vital importance and potential of tourism, transport and aviation to the national economy," she says.

"I am also privileged to take over from Bruce Baird, who has made an incredible contribution to these sectors in a range of roles over many years."

TTF Acting Chief Executive Trent Zimmerman says Lahey’s appointment will ensure TTF retains its position as a leading industry body.

"I am delighted to welcome Katie Lahey as our next chair and look forward to the benefit of her wisdom and experience in taking TTF into the next phase of its development," he says.

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