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Annual Report 2016-2017 Tourism NT



Annual Report 2016-2017 Tourism NT

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16 Our organisation Tourism NT Annual Report 2016-17 MINISTER FOR TOURISM Hon Lauren Moss MLA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Alastair Shields 02 17Tourism NT Annual Report 2016-17 Our organisation Our Leadership Team As at 30 June 2017 Guiding our strategic direction and objectives are the Minister for Tourism and Culture, the Hon. Lauren Moss MLA, and the Board of Commissioners chaired by Michael Bridge. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for implementing the strategic direction set by the Board and managing our day-to-day operational, administrative and marketing functions. Tourism NT comprises three key operational areas as detailed in the organisational chart below. Organisational Chart As at 30 June 2017 Marketing Solutions Angus McLean EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Angela Collard NT Convention Bureau MARKETING General Manager Jo Smallacombe DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT General Manager Valerie Smith CENTRAL AUSTRALIA General Manager John Di Maria Destination Development - Central Stuart Ord Destination Development - Top End Tony Clementson Domestic Operations Suzanne Morgan Strategic Research Kirstin Hannan International Operations Robert Crack Investment Attraction Daryl Hudson Alastair Shields Alastair was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Tourism and Culture in September 2016. Prior to that Alastair was Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Land Resource Management from March 2015, and he acted as Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Business during 2014. Alastair was born and educated in Darwin and has more than 35 years of public sector experience in the Northern Territory, most of it at the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney General and Justice and its predecessors. He has substantial experience in the negotiation of agreements, including Indigenous Land Use Agreements, and agreements concerning Aboriginal land under the Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act, and the Native Title Act. He was part of the negotiating team that established a number of joint management arrangements for Northern Territory Parks. Alastair has also been involved in commercial negotiations for major projects in the Northern Territory, such as the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Project, long term lease of the East Arm Port, the AustralAsia Railway, Darwin City Waterfront and the Marine Supply Base. He has qualifications in Law and Accounting, and a Masters Public Administration. He is the Chair of the AustralAsia Railway Corporation. Angela Collard Angela was appointed Executive Director of the tourism division of the Department of Tourism and Culture in September 2016. Angela provided strong guidance and strategic leadership for the division and was integral in overseeing the transition of Tourism NT into the Department of Tourism and Culture. Territory born and raised, Angela has over 30 years experience in within the NT public sector, predominantly in tourism, and holds a Master of Business Administration (Executive) from RMIT. Jo Smallacombe Jo has extensive experience in marketing and communications across a number of industries within government and private sectors, both locally and internationally. Jo led the whole-of-government marketing function for the NT Government from 2014 to 2016 before joining Tourism NT for six months as Acting General Manager Marketing in January 2017. John Di Maria John started out in hospitality before progressing to Qantas management in Central Australia. John has worked in a range of leadership roles across Tourism NT for more than 18 years including as General Manager of Territory Discoveries from 2010 to 2014. As the General Manager for Central Australia he maintains a close relationship with industry through partnerships with the regional tourism organisations and specialist destination development. Valerie Smith Valerie has nearly 20 years experience within Tourism NT. She has held a variety of roles, including Ministerial Advisor, and with her strong background in evidencebased strategic planning, has led strategic development and research teams and championed tourism priorities. Valerie has also been an independent consultant with a focus on strategic market research and insights and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. G E N E R A L M A N AG E R C E N T R A L A U S T R A L I A C H I E F E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E R E X E C U T I V E D I R E C T O R A / G E N E R A L M A N AG E R M A R K E T I N G G E N E R A L M A N AG E R D E S T I N AT I O N D E V E L O P M E N T