The Tourism Industry Association has appointed Chris Roberts as its new chief executive.
Mr Roberts is at present general manager of corporate affairs at Tourism New Zealand.
He will succeed the association's current CEO, Martin Snedden, in July.
Association chairman Grant Lilly said Mr Roberts had extensive experience in government and media relations, and had worked in the tourism sector for more than a decade. He said he was the organisation could secure such a high-calibre candidate for the job.