'They will also take responsibility for global alignment as New Zealand's representative on the independent models global 'mini group'. This responsibility provides the opportunity to influence the global leisure community and importantly, add FCNZ's voice and experience to strategic discussions about the growth of the independent models.'
Coombes says that the current TMG general manager, Cath McLeod, was offered the new role in recognition of her expertise in the independent space and the job she has done over a number of years.
'Cath has made the decision to not accept the role, and whilst that is not our preferred outcome, we respect her decision, wish her all the best and thank her for her commitment to TMG. We will be advertising this role immediately.'