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Annual Report 2016-2017 Tourism NT



Annual Report 2016-2017 Tourism NT

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47Tourism NT Annual Report 2016-17 Corporate Governance04 46 Tourism NT Annual Report 2016-17 Board of Commissioners Michael Bridge Michael was appointed Chair of the Board of Commissioners in November 2012. Michael was CEO of Airnorth for 19 years and remains a Director, having overseen the companys growth from a small charter company to Australias second oldest continuously operating airline brand. He also has years of experience as Chair and on Boards, for example, with the Regional Aviation Association of Australia and the Aviation Industry Superannuation Trust. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 Rachel Beaumont-Smith Rachael has been the managing director and co-owner of Darwin Harbour Cruises since 1998. She co-chairs Tourism Top End, chaired the Business Advisory Council and currently sits on the Domestic Commercial Vessel Advisory Committee for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 Trish Angus Trish is a Jawoyn woman from Katherine with more than 20 years in senior executive public sector positions in the human services areas of health, housing and community services. Trish has worked in community controlled organisations and has extensive governance experience. She is a CareFlight director and member of the Top End Hospital Network Governing Council, and the Charles Darwin University Vice Chancellors Indigenous Advisory Council. Alastair Shields Alastair was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Tourism and Culture in September 2016. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Land Resource Management and has more than 35 years of public sector experience in the Northern Territory. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 3 Helen Martin Helen is the Business Director of Banubanu Wilderness Retreat on Bremer Island off the coast of Nhulunbuy. Ms. Martin has sat on the Gove Community Advisory Committee and spent 17 years working in the Commonwealth Government. She chairs the NT Chief Ministers Aboriginal Tourism Advisory Council. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 Jeff Huyben As General Manager of Mercure Alice Springs Resort, Jeff Huyben manages a portfolio with revenue of $32 million and 225 staff. He was the Chair of Tourism Central Australia for five years and on the Board of the Australian Regional Tourism Board for four years. Jeff has also been on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Voyages Kings Canyon Resort. In 2015 Jeff won Tourism Central Australias Industry Achiever award. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 Mick Burns Mick developed Crocosaurus Cove and is the owner operator of Darwin Crocodile Farm. He has owned and operated NT hotels since 1985. He was a board member of the Australian Hotels Association for over 10 years, and President of its NT branch. He is also Chairman of the Tiwi Bombers football club. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 3 Geoff Weeks Geoff Weeks was appointed General Manager of Halikos Hospitality in 2010 having previously worked at a number of prestigious properties around Australia. He has overseen the growth of their portfolio from 230 hotel rooms to over 1,100 rooms including serviced apartments making Halikos the largest provider of accommodation in Darwin. Geoff is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 Denis Pierce As Group Managing Director with inbound tour operator ATS Pacific (Australia, NZ and Fiji), Denis led the company through sustained revenue growth and into a public listing. He has over 40 years of global industry experience including being the current Chairman of the Australian Tourism Export Council. He is also a former board member of Tourism New South Wales and Tourism Tropical North Queensland. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 3 Dale McIver Dale is a born and raised Territorian and has resided in Alice Springs her entire life. She has worked in the tourism industry for over 19 years, starting as a Tour Director for AAT Kings in the late 1990s. She now runs her own small event and management business and is well known amongst the local industry. Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 4 A L A S TA I R S H I E L D S C E O TO U R I S M N T R A C H E L B E A U M O N T- S M I T H C O M M I S S I O N E R H E L E N M A R T I N C O M M I S S I O N E R J E F F H U Y B E N C O M M I S S I O N E R M I C K B U R N S C O M M I S S I O N E R D A L E M C I V E R C O M M I S S I O N E R D E N I S P I E R C E C O M M I S S I O N E R G E O F F W E E K S C O M M I S S I O N E R M I C H A E L B R I D G E C H A I R Meetings held: 4 Meetings attended: 3T R I S H A N G U S C O M M I S S I O N E R