Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Industry Council

Directors of Tourism Industry Council Tasmania as of May 2024.

Accommodation & Hospitality Operators College

Six representatives of Tasmanian accommodation and hospitality businesses:
Simon Currant AM - Principal, Simon Currant & Associates
Greg Farrell Jr - Chief Revenue Officer, Federal Group
Mark Whitnell - Director of Hotel Operations, NRMA Parks & Resorts Tasmania
Sam Reid - Managing Director, Du Cane Brewing, and Director Willie Smith's
Ben Targett - CEO, Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel & Hadley's Orient Hotel
Clint Walker - Managing Partner, Stanley Seaview Inn - Finance Director

Experiences & Attraction Operators and Specialist Tourism Services College

Four representatives of operators of visitor experiences, attractions and specialist tourism services:
Daniel Hackett - Proprietor, RiverFly 1864
Daniel Leesong - Managing Director, Coal River Farm -Chair
Robert Pennicott - Managing Director, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys - Deputy Chair
Patrick Kelly - CEO, MONA

Associations College

Six representatives from tourism associations:
Marnie Craig - CEO, Business Events Tasmania
Bronwyn Wild
- President, Caravanning Tasmania (Managing Director, BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park)
Sheralee Davies
- CEO, Wine Tasmania
Emily Hopwood - Nominee, Women in Tourism & Hospitality, Tasmania (Marketing Manager, West Coast Wilderness Railway)
Greg Price - Nominee, Adventure & Youth Operators of Tasmania
Vanessa Douglas - Executive Officer, Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN)

Transport College

Four representatives of the transport industry including both external carriers (air, sea) and internal carriers (taxis, rentals, coaches), air and seaports:
Bernard Dwyer - CEO, Spirit of Tasmania
Matt Cocker - COO, Hobart Airport
Allison Horswill - State Manager, Qantas
Simon McDermott - Managing Director, McDermott's Coaches - Deputy Chair

Regional College

Nominated representatives of Tasmania’s regional tourism organisations:
Anne Hardy - Chair, Destination Southern Tasmania
Cyndia Hilliger - Chair, West by North-West Regional Tourism Organisation.
Paul Seaman - Chair, Visit Northern Tasmania
Jen Fry - Chair, East Coast Regional Tourism Organisation

About the TICT Board

The TICT Board has a college-based structure, with Directors appointed to a two-year term on behalf of industry sectors broadly representative of the Tasmanian tourism industry.

Half the board is up for re-election each year through an online vote of TICT Members. Not all accredited tourism operators are also members of the organisation. Nominees to the Board do not have to be TICT members, although their nomination must be supported by a financial TICT member.

The TICT Board meets up to 7 times a year, with meetings split between Hobart and regional centres. Meetings generally incorporate a briefing/presentation with a relevant Tasmanian Government or industry stakeholder (Tourism Tasmania, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, etc.).

Directors are elected in a Non-Executive capacity and volunteer their time for the betterment of the Tasmanian tourism industry. There is no remuneration or reimbursement for travel or time away from paid employment or business.