IHG’s Leanne Harwood joins the board of Accommodation Association of Australia

InterContinental Hotels Group’s Leanne Harwood has joined the board of the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA).

Harwood is managing director, Australasia & Japan InterContinental Hotels Group.

“We warmly welcome Leanne to the AAoA Board at a time that the industry is on a very good trajectory,” said Julian Clark, president of AAoA.

“We look forward to Leanne bringing her leadership capabilities and vast international experience to complement our current board members”.

Harwood is responsible for the operations, growth and performance of more than 80 IHG hotels in Australasia and Japan.

“The decision to join the Board of the AAoA was a natural fit for our organisation as the AAoA has a laser-like focus on our core business, accommodation,” said Harwood.

“The next big challenge for our industry will be finding enthusiastic staff who are looking for a long-term career. We are pleased to see AAoA developing solutions such as The Academy that will develop real employment paths to real jobs all over Australia”.