Photography by AIMEX
David Good has been a senior manager within Ports North in Cairns for many years and has been a key member of the Great Barrier Reef Superyacht Cluster, currently serving as Vice Chair.
He has also been closely involved with many aspects of the industry as part of the Superyacht Australia working group, driving changes to allow superyachts to charter in Australia.
Having also had an impressive military background after graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, David comes to the role with excellent senior management and leadership experience which will ensure the continued effectiveness of the organisation and drive the industry agenda forward.
In making the announcement, Richard Chapman, President of AIMEX said, “We are excited to announce the appointment of David Good. David comes to the role with significant knowledge of the industry, strong management experience and well developed relationships within the industry sectors in which we operate.
“With the development of the Australian Superyacht strategy, we see it as critical to appoint a strong leader familiar with all the key issues who is ready to hit the ground running. AIMEX now has 3 industry sectors under its umbrella: Export, Commercial and Superyachts and David is well positioned to manage all 3 sectors to ensure progression and growth.”
Reflecting on his appointment, David said, “I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead AIMEX, an organisation that has just celebrated 20 years in existence and an organisation that has established credibility at both state and federal government level.
“It is an important time for the industry and a time for consolidation and collaboration and I am looking forward to working with Richard Chapman, the team at AIMEX and the AIMEX board. Our Australian industry is well positioned to cement its place in the global arena where we already have many strong, established Australian brands.
Driving exports, looking at opportunities for our commercial members and working closely with government to make the necessary changes to allow superyachts to charter are the key items on the agenda.”
With a number of key international yacht shows and METS on the horizon plus continuing to drive the associations strategy, it is expected to be a busy few months ahead for the new CEO.