Steve Armitage, Unbiased Chair of Enterprise Occasions Trade Aotearoa, has been appointed CEO of Hospitality New Zealand.
Following his appointment Armitage can be stepping down from his function at BEIA in August.
Hospitality NZ President Nick Keene has thanked Steve’s predecessor, Julie White, for her important contributions to Hospitality New Zealand over the previous 5 years.“We lengthen our heartfelt gratitude to Julie for her dedication and achievements throughout her tenure.”
BEIA Chief Govt, Lisa Hopkins says the board and members of BEIA needed to thank Steve Armitage for his excellent management and help in the course of the previous two years and congratulate him on his new appointment heading certainly one of New Zealand’s largest business associations.
“Below Steve’s steerage, BEIA is heading in a robust path which is able to safe the long run for the affiliation and the business. He can be an necessary a part of our flagship occasion, MEETINGS in Wellington this month, and he’ll attend our convention in September in his new function representing the hospitality business,” she says.
“We’re thrilled to know we are going to proceed working intently with Steve in his new function. BEIA and HospitalityNZ developed a robust relationship in the course of the COVID pandemic, and the 2 organisations are intently aligned inside the wider customer economic system. I’m trying ahead to our working relationship persevering with and the collaboration alternatives that may deliver for each organisations.”
BEIA will start the method of looking for a brand new Chair after the MEETINGS convention, with a view to having the Chair in place by the annual convention in Marlborough in September.
Armitage’s profession has spanned the private and non-private sectors, most not too long ago specialising in tourism, main occasions, enterprise attraction, communications and public affairs. He was GM, Vacation spot, at ATEED for eight years, till 2021, and since then has Chaired the Enterprise Occasions Trade Aotearoa (BEIA) and consulted to the occasions and tourism business.
Steve Armitage mentioned: “I really feel very privileged to step into this function at such an necessary time and I’m decided to construct on the tireless work that Julie and the group have carried out in recent times.
“Hospitality has all the time been near my coronary heart, offering a robust basis for my profession. I look ahead to combining my expertise and fervour with that of the broader membership to advance the pursuits of the sector.”
To make sure a clean transition inside Hospitality New Zealand, Steve will progressively assume his new tasks over the following two months, earlier than taking up the function full-time ranging from August 14. This transitional interval will permit Steve to familiarise himself with the organisation and its operations, guaranteeing a seamless continuation of Hospitality NZ’s strategic goals.