Richard Munro returns to lead Accommodation Association of Australia

Richard Munro has returned to lead the Accommodation Association of Australia.

Richard Munro has returned to lead the Accommodation Association of Australia as it finalises its merger with Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

Munro left the Accommodation Association of Australia in 2019 to take up a new role as group CEO of the Cronulla Sharks. He has returned to role left vacant after the departure of Dean Long, who started a new role as CEO of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

Munro said it was a sector “that I love and believe in”.

“It is an honour to be returning to this role to work with the Accommodation Association and lead the Association and its members through this milestone stage,” he said.

“I have been heavily involved in progressing the merger behind the scenes and look forward to moving it through to completion to reinforce the fundamentals of the accommodation sector so that we can better meet the immediate challenges as well as those ahead.”

Accommodation Association Chair Julian Clark said Munro has been “heavily involved in the merger process” with TAA.

“Richard is well known to members and his approach with a continued focus on advocacy will resonate with the Association’s membership base as the Association continues to push for additional support for our sector,” Clark said.