Chairperson sought for Rotorua’s new tourism committee

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Rotorua is about to embark on a new chapter of tourism development and is establishing a new leadership group to ensure the destination continues to reach its full potential.

Mayor Kevin Winters said Rotorua District Council is looking to appoint an independent chairperson for its newly created tourism committee, which will be tasked with lifting Rotoruas tourism marketing performance to a new higher level.

We expect the new chairperson will also be consulted on the appointment of the four other committee members to be appointed in the near future.

The tourism committee will be made up predominantly of non-council appointees with just one council elected member joining them.

RDC chief executive Peter Guerin said the committee will provide leadership and direction that will help drive tourism growth and optimise economic benefit for Rotorua. He said it will support Rotorua District Council and its regional tourism organisation, and he expected it would bring innovation and fresh strategic thinking to the task.

The council is looking to recruit someone with a passion for Rotorua, with skills and experience in tourism and/or marketing, and strong strategic, analytical, operational and communication competencies.

Previous boardroom experience would also be an advantage,” Mr Guerin said.

For more information about requirements for the Rotorua tourism committee chair position, committee terms of reference, the recent review of Rotorua visitor industry representation arrangements, and Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing, visit www.rotoruaNZ.com.

Candidates should send their CV and other material that will assist the appointment panel to make selection decisions, to Peter Guerin, Chief Executive, Rotorua District Council, Private Bag 3029, Rotorua Mail Centre, Rotorua 3046. Emailed applications should be sent to peter.guerin@rdc.govt.nz. Applications should be marked Tourism Leadership: Private and confidential, and should arrive by 27 October 2010.

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