Tourism Dunedin jobs response to opportunities

Tourism Dunedin staff (from left) Sharon O'Loughlin, Gil Abercrombie, Bree Jones, Josh Jenkins,...
Tourism Dunedin staff (from left) Sharon O'Loughlin, Gil Abercrombie, Bree Jones, Josh Jenkins, Suzanne Arthur, Justin Cashell and Hamish Saxton yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The potential of Forsyth Barr Stadium and the lucrative Chinese market has resulted in new appointments for the organisation charged with marketing Dunedin to the world.

Tourism Dunedin has appointed people to four new positions after the regional tourism organisation underwent an internal shake-up late last year, and disestablished three roles.

Those roles included a part-time public relations consultant, a part-time Auckland-based trade sales representative and a full-time domestic and conference marketing manager.

Chief executive Hamish Saxton yesterday announced the four new employees to join the current team and said they were "eager to place Dunedin firmly on the map".

Justin Cashell has been appointed to the role of tactical branding and marketing, Bree Jones to business events tourism development and sales, Gil Abercrombie to travel trade sales and marketing and Sharon O'Loughlin to public relations and communications.

Mr Saxton reiterated comments last year concerningrestructuring: it was a response to opportunities in the market, namely the stadium, the growing segment made up of Chinese visitors, and the Christchurch earthquake.


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