07 Nov 2019 10:03 AM | Elaine Woolstencroft (Administrator)
  • Lead an iconic tourism and hospitality organisation
  • Rare opportunity
  • Not-for-profit, membership based organisation
The current long-standing CEO has successfully led YHA for many years and is looking to pursue other personal interests, so the time has come to pass the baton!

This is a rare opportunity to lead an iconic tourism and hospitality organisation into the future following their successful merger into one united family.

YHA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation, with the mission “to provide opportunity for all, but especially young people, for education by personal development through travel, fostering friendship and bringing about a better understanding of others and the world around them”. It has a network of over 70 unique places to stay, hosting over 1.6 million overnight stays annually, and bringing together guests from 186 countries to share accommodation and travel experiences throughout Australia. The organisation has award-winning properties across every state and territory.

YHA is now seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and visionary leader to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board, this role requires you to demonstrate strategic and operational excellence, a consultative but decisive leadership style and have strong values that are aligned to YHA’s mission.

This role will take carriage of directing and implementing the vision and strategic priorities to ensure it is well placed now and into the future.

It will be critical that you can balance the ethos of the YHA brand with the commercial realities of the competitive accommodation market. You will have exceptional business acumen, strategic vision and a customer-centric approach to creating sustainable growth. You will need to demonstrate the ability to drive continual improvement and align products to an evolving market utilising the latest digital innovations.

Experienced senior executives preferably from the tourism, hospitality and accommodation sector and with a deep background in sales, marketing, innovation and general management are encouraged to apply.

For a confidential enquiry, please contact Claire Crawford or Daniel Nicholls on 02 9233 1200. To apply, please send an application quoting Ref No 68817 to Watermark Search International.

Email: We will reply to the email address used for your application.

Closing date: Wednesday 27 November 2019

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