AUS: New President for Accommodation Association

Leanne Harwood has been elected President of the Accommodation Association, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the 54-year history of the organisation.
Harwood is IHG Hotels & Resorts’ SVP Managing Director for Japan, Australasia and the Pacific. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including 16 years working around the world with IHG. She has been part of the Accommodation Association’s National Council for two years, and was a Board Member of Tourism Accommodation Australia for two years prior to that. The historic appointment follows the recent member election.

“I am proud to be stepping in to the role of President at this time of momentous challenge for the industry and change for the Accommodation Association," said Harwood.

Harwood assumed the position on 20 September 2021.