Former Perth Airport executive appointed Tourism WA Managing Director

Published on 12 October 2021

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Former Perth Airport executive Carolyn Turnbull has been appointed as Tourism Western Australia's new Managing Director.

Ms Turnbull brings 20 years of international leadership experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, and joined Tourism WA in 2020 as the Executive Director - Industry, Aviation and Markets.

Ms Turnbull is a highly respected industry leader, whose experience includes senior executive roles with global hospitality brands including Aman Resorts. 

Carolyn will be taking over the helm of Tourism WA from Derryn Belford who has acted in the role since late 2020. In the 13 years that Derryn has been with the department, she has made an outstanding contribution to Tourism WA and the tourism industry.

Before joining Tourism WA, Carolyn was spearheading the development of the western gateway as Chief Aviation Development Officer at Perth Airport.

Ms Turnbull has been appointed for a five-year term which will commence on Monday, October 18, 2021.