Judy Chen has over 15 years’ experience in the tourism industry and is currently the Chief Executive of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ). Before joining the Tourism Export Council, she was the Director of Sales & Marketing at Hotel Grand Chancellor NZ. In 2017, she was awarded the New Zealand Hotel Industry's Senior Hotel Executive of the Year. Judy holds a Masters of Tourism Management and began her career with Tourism New Zealand. She is passionate in sharing her experience with the next generation of tourism leaders and is a founding member of YoungTEC - a subsidery of TECNZ for young tourism professionals. She has also sat on the Tourism Advisory Board at Victoria University since 2009. Her work at the Tourism Export Council now focuses on supporting and representing her members to achieve growth in export earnings whilst operating sustainably.