Tourism Australia’s managing director, Andrew McEvoy, has resigned and will leave the organisation at the end of the year.
McEvoy, who has headed-up the national tourism board for the last four years, will then take up the role as managing director Fairfax Events in January 2014.
Tourism Australia’s chairman, Geoff Dixon, congratulated McEvoy on the new role and thanked him for his service.
“Andrew has been an outstanding CEO for Tourism Australia, greatly strengthening the organisation both strategically and operationally, and putting in place a strong and committed management team,” said Dixon.
“The Australian visitor economy has had three successive years of growth in numbers, nights and spend, achieving its best growth performance since the Olympic year of 2000. The domestic visitor economy has also seen two years of strong growth, putting Australia on track to achieve its 2020 targets,” he added.
Tourism Australia said it would now start searching for a replacement for McEvoy.