President steps down

Albany Advertiser
ACCI president Caroline Hayes has resigned.
Camera IconACCI president Caroline Hayes has resigned. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry president will leave the role on Friday, two years after taking on the job.

On Monday the ACCI announced Caroline Hayes had formally resigned, effective November 30.

In a statement, the chamber said Ms Hayes’ replacement would be elected in December.

ACCI vice-president Rebecca Williss will occupy the role in the meantime.

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Ms Hayes joined the ACCI board in 2015 and rose to president a year later.

During her period of service, three ACCI chief executives have resigned or been sacked, and membership has dropped.

Ms Hayes said the decision to resign was based on other work commitments.

“I have immensely enjoyed my role on the board for the last three years, with almost two of those as president,” she said.

In a statement, acting chief executive Michael Clark and the executive committee thanked Ms Hayes for her tenure.

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