The Boating Industry Association (BIA) of Australia has announced that CEO Howard Glenn has left the organisation to explore new ventures and projects.

Glenn completed his change-management role as CEO, having brought together the three state associations of New South Wales (NSW), Southern Australia (SA) and Queensland (QLD), plus sector associations Houseboat Hirers Association (HHA) and the Charter Vessels Association (CVA).

He had a strategy to achieve this within a three-year term, and did so within just two-and-a-half years.

President Alan Blake says: “The Board would like to thank Howard for his leadership of the BIA through this important phase, to create a strong and focused association, and we wish him well in his next endeavours.”

Domenic Genua, Nik Parker and Simon Hazelbrook have assumed management responsibility for the three core elements of the BIA – events and lifestyle marketing, member services and advocacy and finance, administration and governance.

The BIA staff that work with the management team remains the same.

The management team will report directly to the president, who will oversee the operation in the interim.

“We are pleased that Domenic, Nik, Simon and the whole BIA team is committed to delivering on the agenda as directed by the Board,” said Blake.