Jardine takes CATO role

Former cruise industry association leader Brett Jardine has jumped ship and will be stepping into the role of managing director of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO). Jardine will replace long-time general manager Peter Baily, who after 25 years at the helm will retire at the end of the month.

Prior to joining CATO, Jardine spent 10 years in the top job at Cruise Lines International Association, following other roles at APT and Scenic. CATO chairman Dennis Bunnik said Jardine was the ideal candidate to steer CATO into a fresh direction. “I look forward to working with Brett in the coming months and years to grow CATO and realise the organisation’s full potential,” he said.