Brett JardineCATO

first_imgBrett JardineCATO Former cruise industry association leader, Brett Jardine, is stepping into the role of Managing Director of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO). Jardine was at the helm of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) for close to a decade and in 2017 set up Cruise Boss where he has been consulting on projects with Viking Cruises and the Intrepid Travel Group. CATO is on a mission to raise the profile of the organisation, and Chairman Dennis Bunnik believes Jardine is the ideal candidate to steer a fresh new direction.“For the past two years CATO has been working on planning for the future by increasing its profile and better engaging with members. Brett coming on board allows us to continue this journey and fast track a number of priorities,” Bunnik said. “Brett is a proven leader in the travel industry and we are delighted to have him onboard. The CATO committee and I look forward to working with Brett in the coming months and years to grow CATO and realise the organisation’s full potential.” Jardine takes over from Peter Baily, who after some 25 years with at the helm of CATO, will retire at the end of March. “Peter has been with CATO from the very beginning, first as its inaugural chairman then as General Manager,” said Bunnik.“He has been the heart and soul of CATO and now becomes our first Life-Member. Peter’s contribution to CATO and the touring & wholesale sectors of the industry has been outstanding and we look forward to celebrating this with him at a special function in April.” last_img