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Stephen Ferguson is the CEO of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), the national voice of Australia’s vibrant hotel industry.

In his current role as National CEO of the AHA, he serves as as the corporate link between Australia’s 5,000 hotels and the Federal Government.

National areas of responsibility include workplace relations, tourism, preventative health and alcohol policy, gambling, taxation and competition policy.

Stephen Ferguson has a long history of communicating and negotiating complex public issues with diverse groups of stakeholders with competing interests.

In Stephen’s previous roles as CEO of the Brisbane Racing Club and GM Corporate Affairs with Racing NSW, he managed the expectations of diverse stakeholder groups all competing for scarce resources, e.g. government, members, owners, trainers, jockeys, punters, government and the community.

Stephen holds a Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Science and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



The Coronavirus crisis is creating extreme uncertainty for hotels. We will continue to provide relevant information to members to assist in the management of what is a very unpredictable situation.

We are working closely with Federal Government to obtain the most up-to-date advice. Because the situation is rapidly shifting, we have established this page to provide regular updates and advice as developments unfold.

For specific questions relating to your individual circumstances, please contact your State or Territory branch.

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