Executive Committee

The Executive committee is appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee includes elected office-bearers and co-opted members from a number of institutions in Australia and New Zealand. Monthly meetings are held online and the committee reports formally to the Board of Directors at the Annual General and Mid-year Meetings.

Elected members

  • Chair – Professor Erica Wilson
  • First Vice Chair – Dr Ina Reichenberger
  • Second Vice Chair – Assoc Prof Tamara Young
  • Treasurer (interim) & Secretary – Assoc Prof Naomi Dale


Professor Erica Wilson
Southern Cross University

First Vice-Chair

Dr Ina Reichenberger
Victoria University of Wellington

Second Vice-Chair

Assoc Prof Tamara Young
University of Newcastle

Secretary and (interim) Treasurer

Assoc Prof Naomi Dale
University of Canberra

Co-opted members

  • Conference convenor & Immediate Past Chair – Professor Kirsten Holmes
  • Immediate Past Conference Convenor – Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney
  • PhD/ECR Liaison – Dr Richard Aquino
  • PhD/ECR Bursaries – Dr Naomi Dale
  • PhD Student representative – Ms Li Xie-Carson
  • Journal and publications – Professor Marianna Sigala
  • Journal liaison – Dr Aaron Tham
  • Kindred association liaison – Vacant
  • Marketing and communications – Dr Effie Steriopoulos
  • Special Interest Group co-ordinator – Dr Wendy Hillman
  • Dr Michael Hughes
  • Professor Karen Smith
  • Assoc Prof Chrystal Zhang
  • Dr Richard S. Aquino

    UC Business School

    University of Canterbury

  • Associate Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney

    Tourism, Sport & Hotel Management

    Griffith University

  • Dr Aaron Tham

    Tourism, Leisure & Event Management

    University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Mrs Li Xie-Carson

    UQ Business School

    The University of Queensland

  • Professor Karen Smith

    Victoria Management School

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Professor Kirsten Holmes

    School of Management and Marketing

    Curtin University

  • Professor Marianna Sigala

    Department of Business

    University of Piraeus

  • Dr Wendy Hillman

    Institute for Health and Social Science Research

    Central Queensland University

  • Dr Michael Hughes

    Environmental and Conservation Sciences

    Murdoch University

  • Dr Effie Steriopoulos

    Faculty of Higher Education

    William Angliss Institute

  • Associate Professor Chrystal Zhang

    School of Engineering

    RMIT University

Other contacts

  • Public Officer – Dr Jennie Small
  • Secretariat – Mrs Penny Jose

Public Officer

Dr Jennie Small


Mrs Penny Jose