13 May, 2024

Tourism chief resigns

FAMILY priorities have led to the departure of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree (TPDD) chief executive officer Glen Hingley (below), who has been in the role for less than six months.

Tourism chief resigns - feature photo

TPDD chairman Cam Charlton said he appreciated Mr Hingley’s contributions during his tenure, particularly in guiding the industry through challenging times, including the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Jasper in December.

“We understand the need for Glen to prioritise his family and wish him all the best,” he said.

“His leadership during this difficult time for the industry has been incredibly valuable.”

Mr Hingley said he had enjoyed working in the organisation alongside the region’s tourism industry.

“While this decision weighs heavily on me, my family’s well-being must come first,” he said.

“I have loved my time at TPDD but, unfortunately, living in Port Douglas hasn’t quite aligned with the needs of my family.”

Mr Charlton said the recruitment process offered the board the chance to review its strategic priorities, ensuring they remained aligned with industry shifts and opportunities.


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