Hospitality New Zealand, representing 3,000 hospitality and commercial accommodation businesses, has appointed Julie White as Chief Operating Officer. Chief Executive Vicki Lee says Julie is a very welcome addition to the head office team based in Wellington.
“Julie is an accomplished and trusted commercial leader who brings a wealth of experience from across the travel and hospitality sectors. She has worked at the national, regional and global levels with a range of high profile companies including brands such as InterContinental Hotels Group, EVENT Hospitality and Air New Zealand.
“With an in-depth understanding of industry and a passion for delivering memorable experiences for her clients, Julie is well placed to take our member-focused organisation forward into the future” Vicki Lee said.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Economics from James Cook University, and brings expertise in commercial sales, marketing and revenue management following two decades in the travel and hospitality sectors.
Julie says her vision is to continue to raise the profile of Hospitality New Zealand as an important contributor to the tourism industry. “As the travel and hospitality industries are always changing, we need to ensure we stay ahead of the curve and keep on top of the changes that affect our members and our guest experiences.”
In her new role, Julie’s responsibility will include the daily operations of Hospitality New Zealand.