Advisory groups appointed
WHITSUNDAYS Marketing and Development Ltd (WMDL) has announced the appointments for its tourism and economic development strategic advisory groups for 2013-14.
The positions were decided upon at the organisation’s recent AGM.
Al Grundy (Explore Whitsundays), Jeff Aquilina (At Hotel Group), Rob Turner (Shute Harbour Café), Paul Darouzett (Abell Point Marina), Emma Waterman (Break Free Long Island Resort & Club Croc), Darren Crossley (Whitsunday Transit), Annie Judd (Charter Yachts Australia), Jan Claxton (Ocean Rafting), were appointed to the tourism advisory group.
Stephen Darwen (Bowen Collinsville Enterprise), David Nebaur (Q Coal), Lyn Gregson (Adelyn Retail), Racheal Klitscher (Tourism Events Queensland), Don McDermid (Proserpine State High School), Andrew Auld, Matthew Magin (NQBP) and mayor Jennifer Whitney, Cr Kevin Collins and CEO Scott Waters (Whitsunday Regional Council), were appointed to the economic advisory group.
WMDL CEO Danial Rochford said with eight nominations for these eight positions no election was required.
“In addition we have two appointed representatives – Cr Jan Clifford representing Whitsunday Regional Council and Mr Paul McLaughlin, Chairperson of Tourism Bowen,” he said.
Mr Rochford acknowledged all outgoing and incoming strategic advisory group members as well as the board and staff of WMDL.
He said this financial year would see WMDL continue to increase its marketing of the Whitsunday region as well working on a range of projects and initiatives designed to stimulate growth.
Mr Rochford also said the AGM was a great opportunity for the organisation to highlight many of its key outcomes over the past year, which included the direct facilitation of $650,000 in government funding and almost $4million in positive media for the region.