Canberra Convention Bureau appoints two new executive roles

(L-R) Kimberley Wood and Kimberley Roberts-Salee take up new roles at Canberra Convention Bureau.

Canberra Convention Bureau has appointed Kimberley Wood as head of sales and Kimberley Roberts-Salee as head of marketing, in a strategic restructure aiming to streamline operations as the destination focuses on recovery for the Canberra industry.

Wood’s new role will see her guiding the organisation’s sales effort both domestically and internationally and build on the pre-pandemic success of Canberra Region as a business events destination.

“After a challenging year for our industry, I look forward to leading the Canberra Convention Bureau sales team in reconnecting with event organisers, rebuilding towards our pre-COVID targets, and continuing to attract events that drive innovation, knowledge and thought leadership from Australia and globally,” said Wood.

Roberts-Salee steps up from her previous role as director of marketing and communications.

Canberra Convention Bureau CEO Michael Matthews said the two new appointments “will play an important role in our destination’s recovery”.

“As the strategic restructure takes place, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Bureau’s outgoing general manager, Liz Bendeich, for her outstanding leadership and achievements throughout her 17 years with our organisation,” he said.

“We wish Liz continued success in the next step in her career.”