CEO Profile

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.