IN HER new role, Walshe will be responsible for helping to revive the country’s visitor economy, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism, financial services and not-for-profit sectors, as well as leading the Walshe Group since 2000.
“It is a privilege to be able to contribute to the tourism sector of Aotearoa New Zealand, supporting the world-class marketing effort of Tourism New Zealand and their role in this extraordinary industry,” she said.
Along with Walshe, new members on the TNZ Board also include former Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick and former senior Nestle executive Amanda Butler.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Business and an MBA, and she is currently the Deputy Chairman of Australian Tourism Export Council, and in 2020, Walshe was appointed to be a member of the Tourism Restart Taskforce set up by the Australian tourism sector.
The new Board also saw the exit of Webjet’s Roger Sharp and John Thorburn from Intercity Group after their terms expired.