Wealth of new talent for Tourism North East Board
TWO new skills-based directors have brought an impressive depth of talent and experience to the Board of Tourism North East (TNE).
TNE board chair, Paul Carrick, announced the vacant positions had been filled by Natalie O’Brien, the CEO of Melbourne Food & Wine Events, and Rosie Koop, an experienced arts and culture advisor and marketing strategist.
The current CEO of Melbourne Food & Wine Events, Natalie O’Brien, has previously worked for Tourism Victoria in marketing, infrastructure and investment roles.
She also has extensive board experience, currently as a director on the Parks Victoria board and the People and Parks Foundation, and previously on the boards of the Victorian Food Wine and Tourism Council (as chair), City of Melbourne Hospitality Advisory Board and The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
The second skills-based appointee, Rosie Koop, worked as a publisher at Harlequin Enterprises for many years before tree-changing to Glenrowan to run a sheep farm.
Since then, her local strategic marketing-based roles have included work for Hothouse Theatre in Wodonga and Centre Against Violence in Wangaratta.
She is a recent graduate and now board member of Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc, and an active member of the Advisory Committee for Arts, Culture and Heritage for Wangaratta Council.