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Victoria Tourism Industry Council names Searoad Ferries’ Matt McDonald as new chair

Victoria Tourism Industry Council names Searoad Ferries’ Matt McDonald as new chair
November 4, 2019

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has announced that Searoad Ferries Chief Executive Matt McDonald has been appointed as its new Chair.

Anne Jamieson, VTIC Board member and Chief Executive of Saxton Speakers Bureau, has been appointed VTIC’s new Deputy Chair and will work alongside McDonald for the three-year term.

Announcing the accession of McDonald, who has served as VTIC Deputy Chair since November 2017, VTIC Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani stated “we are thrilled to welcome Matt as Chair and Anne as Deputy.

“Matt is an accomplished business leader and a fierce supporter of the state’s tourism sector - particularly for regional Victoria, where his business, Searoad Ferries, is based.

“Matt’s ability to innovate and think strategically will be an asset to the Board, and we are excited to continue our work and plan the future direction for the industry.”

Mariani also thanked outgoing Chair Charles Davidson, founder and director of Peninsula Hot Springs, for the many achievements he secured for members, adding “VTIC has had a most positive and productive working relationship with Charles.

“His commitment to and passion for our industry has been evident in all he’s done over the past three years and leaves a solid legacy upon which the Board can continue to build.”

Matt McDonald image courtesy of VTIC.

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