IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has appointed a new director of marketing for Northern Territory, Cathie McBean. Effective today, Cathie will oversee the marketing operations of five hotels within the state including Crowne Plaza Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza Darwin, Holiday Inn Darwin, Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin and Holiday Inn Gagudju.
Commencing today, Cathie will report directly to Andrew Bayliss, IHG regional general manager, Northern Territory.
Cathie replaces Iain Ganner who has transferred to Thailand as IHG area director of sales and marketing.
Cathie has more than 20 years’ experience in tourism and hospitality and was most recently director of leisure tourism at Brisbane Marketing, a position she held for over three years.
Prior to her Brisbane Marketing role, she was the general sales, group sales and national sales manager of Dreamworld, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Cathie was also previously director of sales with Accor, working across the Novotel, Ibis and Grand Mercure Darling Harbour, Sydney properties.
Cathie is looking forward to re-joining her family and friends in Darwin.