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Visit Victoria Board announced

Visit Victoria Board announced
April 23, 2016

The Victorian Government has announced that business leader Sir Rod Eddington will become the interim Chairman of the Visit Victoria board, while former Essendon Football Club Chairman Paul Little will be Deputy Chair.

Announced last year, Visit Victoria combines the functions of the former Tourism Victoria and the Victorian Major Events Company in one agency, designed to grow the State’s $21 billion tourism and events industry.

Announcing the board, Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren stated “the Visit Victoria board of directors is a selection of our leading business and industry figures and brightest minds.”

 “We’re bringing the world’s experts under the one roof. One body with one clear plan. Visit Victoria will spearhead our plans to stay number one.”

Sir Rod is one of Australia’s leading businessmen and is the Non-Executive Chairman of J.P. Morgan and Member of the APEC Business Advisory Council.

The other board members are:

• Chris Barlow – Melbourne Convention Bureau, Chairman
• Peter Burnett AM – Australian Hotels Association, President
• Peter Crinis – Crown Resorts Hotels and Food and Beverage, Chief Operating Officer
• Louise Higgins – Nova Entertainment, Chief Operating Officer
• Helen Moran – Merlin Entertainments, Group Business Development and Ski Field Director
• Sara Quon – Beechworth Honey, Chief Executive
• Gerry Ryan OAM – Jayco founder, Global Creatures, Chairman
• Lyell Strambi – Australian Pacific Airports Limited, Chief Executive
• Wai Tang – Melbourne Festival, Director
• Janet Whiting AM –National Gallery of Victoria Council of Trustees, President.

An announcement on the appointee to the post of Visit Victoria Chief Executive is expected next month.

Image courtesy of Visit Victoria's 'Wander Victoria' campaign.

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