Harvest appoints new chief as pilgrimage revival looms

Philip Ryall and Selina Hashem (Harvest Journeys)

Despite being in the middle of a pandemic and a pause in international travel, the future is looking bright for Harvest Journeys, with the appointment of a new chief executive officer. Source: Broken Bay News.

Thirty-three years to the day since the first Harvest pilgrimage left Australia for the Holy Land, founding owner Philip Ryall has announced it’s time for the company to welcome a new CEO, appointing Selina Hasham to the role.

“Selina is joining us after a long career working in the Church,” Mr Ryall said. “Selina was key in building up the World Youth Day pilgrimages in Australia when she was part of the Harvest team in the early days, and it’s wonderful that she is returning to lead the next era of pilgrimage travel for all Australians.”

Selina Hasham is currently the Communications Director for the Broken Bay and previoulsy worked in communications and creative direction in the Sydney Archdiocese for the past 15 years.

Ms Hashem said she is hopeful for the next phase of the pilgrimage journey for the community of the Church in Australia.

“Some may think I’m crazy to be entering the travel industry in the middle of a pandemic but I know that pilgrimage for Australians has an exciting future. Once borders open and people can travel again, sacred journeys with meaning will be in unprecedented demand.”

Harvest has recently launched a program of home-grown Australian pilgrimages and is expanding its range of COVID-safe journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands as international travel resumes.


Harvest appoints new CEO as pilgrimage revival looms (Broken Bay News

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