Calderwood steps in as interim PATA CEO

VETERAN PATA member Bill Calderwood has been appointed interim CEO for PATA, which has not been lucky so far with its search for a CEO.

Calderwood will step in when Gregory Duffell leaves end-February and ensure a smooth handover.

A member of PATA’s Executive Board, he will arrive in Bangkok on February 25. Meanwhile, the CEO search committee, with the professional assistance of an external recruitment agency, will continue to seek a fitting candidate for the CEO position.

Calderwood was Head of International Operations for the Australian Tourism Commission, and has run large membership-based organisations, tourism attractions and major travel retail and wholesale operations. He is currently managing director of The Ayre Group Consulting.

Said Calderwood: “It is an honour for me to act as interim CEO, and ensure and contribute to the smooth day-to-day workings of the association. Meanwhile of course, the CEO search committee will continue to examine various profiles and will select the best candidate as a more permanent incumbent of the position.”

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