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Tourism Australia is governed by a Board of Directors who report to the Federal Minister for Tourism. The main role of the Board is to determine Tourism Australia policy and ensure that the organisation performs in a proper and efficient manner. For more information on Tourism Australia's board, download our Board Charter.
Michael Issenberg is currently the Chairman of Tourism Australia, the Government agency responsible for promoting Australia as a business and leisure travel destination and a Director of the Star Entertainment Group, one of the leading Casino and Integrated Resort operators in Australia.
Michael is one of the most respected leaders in tourism and hospitality, with a reputation for operational excellence and the highest integrity.Show more
Jeffrey Ellison AM
Jeffrey Ellison AM is the Chairman of the Kelsian Group Limited. Prior to this (until January 2020) he was the CEO and MD of the SeaLink Travel Group (now part of the Kelsian Group), a position he held since early 1997. Jeff is a Chartered Accountant, joining SeaLink following eight years in private practice. Kelsian Group is ASX listed and operates in the tourism and transport industries. As of June 2021, Kelsian transports over 207 million customers per annum, with operations in all states of Australia, in Singapore and London.
As the Managing Director Phillipa is responsible for driving Tourism Australia’s strategies to create sustainable international demand for Australia’s tourism experiences and working with the tourism industry to support the sector’s recovery from the impacts of the events of 2020.
Phillipa first joined Tourism Australia in February 2017 as Executive General Manager International, to lead the organisation’s international operations for Asia, the Americas, Europe and New Zealand as well as Global Distribution and Partnerships.Show more
Annabel Dolphin is currently Executive Director of the award-winning, regional travel agency Helloworld Mackay, Mt Pleasant and Townsville. She is an experienced non-executive director with over 20 years specialising in strategic human resources, organisational design and culture change across a diverse range of sectors, including travel and tourism.Show more
For nearly 30 years Bradley Woods has been one of Australia’s leading advocates for the hotel, hospitality and tourism industry. Bradley has been the CEO of the WA Australian Hotels Association (WA) since 1998 and previously held the roles of CEO of the AHA Tasmania and AHA National Government Relations Manager.Show more
John Hart is currently a Director for National Resource Management and the Executive Chair for the Australian Chamber – Tourism and the Executive Director of Restaurant and Catering Industry Association Australia, the peak national industry association representing the interests of the restaurants, cafes and caterers in Australia. John has spent over 30 years working in the hospitality industry in operational, Human Resources and Industrial Relations roles, trained in food and beverage management at the École hôtelière de Lausanne, in Switzerland, holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law and is currently undertaking a Masters of Business Law.Show more
Penny Fowler is Chairman of the Herald & Weekly Times and News Corp Australia’s Community Ambassador.
Penny is Chairman of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Chair of the National Portrait Gallery, Deputy Chair of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, and a Board member of Tourism Australia.Show more
With nearly 20 years experience in wine and tourism, Alexandra Burt is Co-Founder and Proprietor of The Landsmith Collection which owns and operates businesses that bring together luxury tourism, the natural world and agriculture in Western Australia and the Top End. These include Voyager Estate, a leading producer of organically-farmed wines in Margaret River, and one of Australia's most storied cattle stations, Bullo River Station, in the Northern Territory which, as well as a tourism offering, has a unique partnership with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.Show more
Katie Page is the Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Norman. Katie joined the company in 1983 when the retailer had only one retail complex in the Sydney suburb of Auburn. When Harvey Norman was publicly listed in 1987, Katie was appointed as Board Director. Katie was appointed to the role of CEO in February 1999. Katie’s role has been instrumental in the continued success of the international home and lifestyle retailer.Show more