Australian Cruise Association announces management committee

Jill Abel (centre) with, from left, Matthew Carley, Martin Bidgood, Anne McVilly, Karlie Cavanagh and Christine Cole. Grant Gilfillan is far right. Missing from the photo is Scott Lovett

Jill Abel, CEO of the Australian Cruise Association, today announced members of the incoming management committee.

Abel said Thor Elliott of Fremantle Ports and Jay McKenzie of Bob Wood Cruise Group had completed their terms.

They were replaced by Matthew Carley (Port of Brisbane) and Karlie Cavanagh (Inchcape Shipping Services).

Scott Lovett (Tourism Northern Territory) and Martin Bidgood (Intercruises) were re-appointed.

Other members of the new committee are Anne McVilly (Port Arthur Historic Site) and Christine Cole (Tourism Western Australia).

Abel remains CEO and Grant Gilfillan remains as chairman.

As previously reported, ACA 2020 will be held in Townsville September 9-11.

Posted 11 September 2019

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Australasia correspondent Helen Hutcheon did her cadetship on a shipping magazine and worked in P&O’s Sydney office for seven years as a public relations journalist. For 19 years she was deputy editor of Travel Week, which was Australia’s leading trade newspaper that covered major local and international industry events. In 2008 the late legendary Rama Rebbapragada presented her with an award from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ‘in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cruising industry.’ In 2010 she won the Neil Frazer Award for ‘outstanding contribution to the cruise industry,’ elevating her to CLIA Australasia’s hall of fame. She has been the Australasia correspondent for Seatrade Cruise Review since 1997 and for Seatrade Insider (now Seatrade Cruise News) since its launch in 2000.

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