Wendy Wu Tours has announced the appointment of Troy Ackerman as general manager of its Australian office.
Based in Sydney and moving back from New Zealand, Ackerman joins the Wendy Wu Tours team with over 22 years of experience in the industry, most recently as GM of Globus family of brands, where he first joined the company in Sydney as national sales manager, before transferring to New Zealand to lead the company’s Kiwi business in 2014.
Ackerman has also previously held roles at STA Travel, Contiki, and Flight Centre.
His appointment follows the sudden departure of CEO Joe Karbo in July.
Wendy Wu Tours founder Wendy Wu (pictured above) said: “We are looking forward to Troy leading our Australian business and bringing his solid industry experience and expertise to the role. His enthusiasm and passion will be a great asset to the business.
“I have no doubt Troy will do a fantastic job in leading the Australian team.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ackerman said: “I am absolutely rapt to be joining the team at Wendy Wu Tours and returning to the Australian industry.
“I have spent my career passionately representing iconic industry brands and I’m really looking forward to doing the same at Wendy Wu Tours.
“Speaking with Wendy extensively over the interview process, I know we have a dedicated, high-performing team in Australia and I’m confident that together, we can take the business even further forward, along with our valued retail partners.”
Ackerman will commence his role at Wendy Wu Tours Australia on 1 October.