Kelsian Group chair recognised with Queen’s Birthday honour


The transport group chair has been awarded a prestigious honour

Kelsian Group chair recognised with Queen’s Birthday honour
Ellison (left) accepts the award

Chair of transport company Kelsian Group Jeff Ellison has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to the tourism industry and community. 

Ellison says he feels honoured and thrilled to receive the prestigious award.

"You don’t expect public recognition for something you absolutely love doing," Ellison says.

"I feel very honoured and humbled to be recommended for the award. I believe that his is the greatest honour to receive as an individual, as it demonstrates a lifelong commitment to both industry and community."

Ellison says he’s most proud of the continued commitment to invest in the industry and community.

"I have always believed that our success is directly aligned with the success of the communities in which we service, whether it be sponsoring local communities, providing the best transport services or investing in public infrastructure," Ellison says.

"All of these things combine to contribute to our long-term impact and consistent improvement in community and industry. This is where I feel we have made a real difference."

Ellison says he will celebrate with family, friends and colleagues while continuing to help the industry recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

"I am very confident that the industry will recover. Currently our industry is being challenged by staff shortages and increasing costs but pend up demand worldwide, with Australia being a friendly and safe destination, will ensure a bright future for our industry," Ellison says.

"We will proudly continue our commitment to invest in local communities and enhance our environmental outcomes. It’s an exciting time for tourism, sustainability and travel."

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