New chief ready for our amaz­ing coast

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Toby Hussey

The new Amaz­ing South Coast ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer hopes to bring some of his ex­pe­ri­ence from north­ern Aus­tralia to WA’s south coast.

Peter Grigg was an­nounced as the new chief ex­ec­u­tive of Amaz­ing South Coast Tourism Inc on Thurs­day and will start work in Fe­bru­ary.

Mr Grigg, who spent 17 years as a bar­ra­mundi fish­ing char­ter op­er­a­tor in the north of the State and has also been gen­eral man­ager of the East Kim­ber­ley Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and Tourism Cen­tral Aus­tralia, said he was keen to get to work.

“I have had the op­por­tu­nity to work in three of the most dra­matic land­scapes in Aus­tralia: the Kim­ber­ley, Aus­tralia’s red cen­tre and the sand­stone wilder­ness coun­try of Queens­land’s cen­tral high­lands,” he said.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of the Amaz­ing South Coast.

“The land­scape is as breath­tak­ing as the Kim­ber­ley, as iconic as the red cen­tre and as di­verse in prod­uct as cen­tral Queens­land.”

Amaz­ing South Coast Inc chair­man Den­nis Welling­ton said he was ex­cited to have Mr Grigg on board. “Given the height­ened in­ter­est in the south coast through our tourism cam­paign and ever-in­creas­ing cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance through the Anzac cen­te­nary and Field of Light, there is now a sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote this re­gion while we have na­tional and in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion,” he said.

“Peter’s wide range of ex­pe­ri­ence and un­der­stand­ing of the tourism in­dus­try will max­imise our po­ten­tial and bring ben­e­fits to the re­gion and lo­cal busi­nesses.”

Mr Grigg said he aimed to work with lo­cal and State lead­ers, tourism op­er­a­tors and busi­ness across the re­gion.

He will be in the re­gion next week for tourism meet-and-greet func­tions in Mt Barker, Den­mark and Al­bany.

Peter Grigg

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