Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania


Our small but passionate team is committed to progressing the Industry Council’s agenda for, and on behalf of, the Tasmanian tourism industry.

Luke Martin

Chief Executive Officer

Luke reports directly to the Industry Council, implementing the organisation’s policy agenda. He represents TICT to all levels of government, in the media and across the Tasmanian community. 

Luke was appointed CEO of TICT in March 2011, following diverse roles in politics, communications and advocacy. Luke grew up in the Tasmanian tourism industry, working in family accommodation businesses and other hospitality roles from a young age.

Trina Mangels

Quality Tourism Program Manager

Trina’s core focus is the strategic development and ongoing management of TICT’s Quality Tourism Strategy comprising of the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, Tourism Accreditation and the Quality Tourism Workshop Program. 

Joining the team in June 2013, Trina brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic brand and marketing campaign development. She is well known for her previous roles with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys and Tourism Tasmania, and her passion for the Tasmanian Tourism Awards.

Karen Phillips

Industry Services Adviser

Based out of Launceston, Karen is the face of TICT in Northern and North-West Tasmania. She assists operators across the regions to achieve Tourism Accreditation, and facilitates connections with TICT’s industry partners and preferred suppliers.

At TICT since August 2012, Karen has been involved in the tourism, hospitality and business events industries in Tasmania for over 30 years. She is widely connected across the northern tourism industry through her extensive involvement in tourism associations and organisations.

Nadine Cove

Industry Services Adviser

One of the newest TICT team members, Nadine joined us in 2016. She works part-time, supporting operators in Southern Tasmania to achieve Tourism Accreditation. 

While she may be new to Tasmania, Nadine is no stranger to the tourism industry. She began her career in NSW with Blue Mountains Tourism, before relocating to Sydney to further her tourism work experience and studies.

Mitchyl White

Industry Services Coordinator

Mitchyl keeps our industry events and administration under control. She coordinates the annual Tasmanian Tourism Conference and the Tasmanian Tourism Awards Gala. Mitchyl also provides support to the CEO and the Industry Council, and she also prepares TICT’s ‘Snapshots’ e-newsletter. 

Mitchyl is a Science graduate from the University of Tasmania, where she also studied Tourism. She joined the TICT team in 2015 and has found her passion in Tasmania tourism’s industry.

Hannah Cox

Industry Services Assistant

Hannah is undertaking a business traineeship with TICT and is often the first point of contact for operators contacting the organisation. 

Hannah joined TICT in 2017, coming directly from Rosny College’s award-winning VET Tourism Program, where she was exposed to operators and destinations across Tasmania.