The managing director of Australian Pacific Holdings (APH), Chris Hall, will leave the business in February following consolidations within the company’s investment portfolio.
According to APH, these consolidations were in order for the company to focus on its core businesses – the APT Travel Group (ATG) and key partner AmaWaterways – and the announcement was made with ‘some regret.’
Hall served the business for 21 years among a variety of roles including the overall APT CEO position, and his service was commended by co-owners and directors Robert McGeary and Louise Tandy.
“We have appreciated Chris Hall’s leadership, not only during these tougher pandemic times, but throughout his tenure as both MD of APH and CEO of APT,” McGeary and Tandy said in a dual statement.
“His contribution to the business has been significant and we wish Chris all the best for his future endeavours. He will always be a respected part of our travel family.”
Hall expressed his appreciation of his time at the company, and praised the team for the welcoming environment.
“On joining the company, Geoff McGeary welcomed me to his family and his amazing business he termed – the Circus,” Hall said.
“I feel privileged to have experienced the amazing transformation and growth that our Group has achieved over the last 20 years and to have held such important roles to be able to deliver change, achieve success, and, despite COVID impacts, position the business for a long and sustainable future.
“The circus goes on and I now hand the baton over to the current team to write the next chapter,” Hall concluded.