Leanne Coddington has been appointed Chief Executive of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Jann Stuckey, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, said: “Leanne Coddington brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of delivery to the role and has played an important part in the reinvigoration of the tourism industry. Leanne has worked hard to engage regional tourism organisations in a bid to assist in achieving this Government’s 2020 targets. Having worked closely with her as an Executive and as Acting CEO of TEQ, I have every confidence she will maintain the momentum and continual drive for change that has seen confidence and growth return throughout Queensland’s tourism sector.”
Leanne looks forward to continuing TEQ’s strong partnership focus to further grow tourism and events in Queensland’s destinations. “We recognise the need to be agile and responsive, to make the most of emerging growth opportunities, and work closely with industry stakeholders to ensure Queensland is in the best position to achieve the industry’s 2020 growth target,” she said. “We have a clear vision and strong plan for the future that puts destinations at the heart of everything we do. With a strategic approach including a new destination tourism planning framework, investment in major events, strong destination marketing campaigns and an increased focus on commercial partnerships, TEQ is well placed to support our thriving industry into the future.”
Stephen Gregg, Tourism and Events Queensland Chairman, welcomed Leanne Coddington to the role. “The Board welcome the appointment and are excited about working with Leanne to implement the DestinationQ strategy to create new opportunities into the future. TEQ will continue to drive the Government’s goal of increasing annual overnight visitor expenditure from $15 billion to $30 billion by 2020.”