The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced it has formed a new committee on diversity and inclusion. The committee was officially established on October 13, 2020, when the TEA international board of directors approved it.

TEA is an international membership association. It was founded in 1991 as a means of serving creators of experiences and places in the attractions industry.

An agreement that a TEA committee on diversity and inclusion was required, was developed through discussions and recommendations that started in February 2020 at the annual TEA Strategic Planning Meeting.

Nathan Jones of CAVU Designwerks is chairing the new committee. Jones is currently TEA executive committee vice president and has been leading a diversity task force in the association.

Talking about the new role, Nathan Jones said: I’m honoured by this new responsibility with TEA and look forward to a rewarding and meaningful process that will produce actionable change within the TEA and foster a path forward for a more inclusive industry.”

Jennie Nevin, chief operating officer at TEA, commented on the formation of the committee: “Working to shape a brighter world is part of the TEA vision statement. The instalment of this Committee is a vital step and will help TEA continue to make progress toward our goals of diversity and inclusion. Our organisation and our industry will be better and stronger for it.”