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Tourism Whitsundays welcomes new board members following AGM

October 29, 2018 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Tourism Whitsundays has appointed the 2018/19 board and thanked outgoing board members for their services at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Members convened at the Mantra Club Croc today to pass resolutions and vote in four new members to the 11-person board.

Matt Boileau, General Manager of Hotels for Hamilton Island ,was re-elected as the island representative, while Kim Thomas, General Manager of BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, was voted in as representative for the Whitsundays accommodation sector.

Tourism Whitsundays former deputy chair and Ocean Rafting owner Jan Claxton was appointed to the board in the capacity of tourism transport representative while Cruise Whitsundays General Manager Gary Kilby was voted onto the board as a representative for any sector of the tourism industry.

Outgoing board members Naomi McKinnon from the Fat Frog Beach Café and Greg Waites General Manager of Coral Sea Resort were acknowledged for their contribution to the board over the past 12 months.

“It has been great to catch up with our members at the AGM and I would like to welcome the successful candidates to the Board,” Tourism Whitsundays Chairman Al Grundy said.

“Thank you also to Greg and Naomi for volunteering your time to support the organisation.”

All resolutions were passed at the AGM which received a record number of votes from membership. The board nomination process is independently audited by Connole Carlisle Chartered Accountants.

Tourism Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer Natassia Wheeler provided board and members with an update on the company’s activities throughout the year and reiterated the organisations commitment marketing the region as the globally recognised Great Barrier Reef destination.

“Our focus remains on spearheading exciting and innovative destination marketing campaigns for the Whitsundays to drive increased domestic and global visitor numbers to our region,” she said.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Kilby said it was an honour to be elected to the Tourism Whitsundays’ board for 2018-19.

“I am extremely pleased to be appointed to the new board in the capacity of representative for any sector of the tourism industry and look forward to working closely with all stakeholders to continue to drive a strong future for the Whitsundays,” he said.

The AGM was followed by an official board meeting with Tourism Whitsundays new-look board which you can view here.

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