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Patrick Bedford

Patrick Bedford - Chairperson


Merrilyn Sprncer

Merrilyn Spencer - Deputy Chair


Ellie Norris

Ellie Norris - Treasurer



John Di Maria


Jill Catchlove


Robert Jennings


Nick Prus


Mark Swindells

Experienced board member and director with a history of leading successful award winning tourism business’s.

Varied experiences from 26 years of working in central Australian tourism and indigenous affairs that would provide a valuable perspective to the TCA board.

Industry expertise in Northern Territory Tourism gathered from the ground up after entering the industry as a tour guide and working up to company owner.

Proven ability to work collaboratively with large government organisations on a state and federal level as well as large and small tourism operators within the Northern Territory, Australia and international.

Other board interaction experience (Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and Voyages ILC ) and working knowledge of many of TCA members.

Proven history of successful grant application and acquittals.

Having been involved in three start up business , acquired a great understanding of product Innovation, development and launch, and a great understanding of the difficulty's and challenges any new start ups tourism operator in central Australia will have to overcome to eventually become successful business.


Alana Richardson


Kassi Fleming

Kassi Fleming

Kassi is the head of marketing at 5Tales marketing agency. She has worked primarily in marketing for Tourism and Hospitality businesses located in remote Australia, including within the Red Centre. Prior to this she spent 9 years as a paralegal working in litigation, employment and corporate law.


Tony McFadzean

Tony joined Nullarbor Holdings after a long career with Woolworths, spanning over 35 years. After retiring from Woolworths, Tony commenced work as a consultant, and it was during this time he was offered the role as general manager of Nullarbor Holdings Pty Ltd. At that time the portfolio consisted of Erldunda and Nullarbor Roadhouses. Several years on, Tony transitioned from an employee of the company to co-owner, along the way overseeing the acquisition of Border Village Roadhouse, and most recently Kings Creek Station. Tony is a passionate retailer, who has become a strong advocate for tourism and hospitality within Central Australia


Nova Pomare

Nova is a local Alice Springs woman of Western Arrernte heritage. As General Manager of Standley Chasm, she has a special interest in promoting Aboriginal culture to visitors to Central Australia. Her role involves her overseeing day to day operations of the business, while developing a strong partnership between traditional owners, government departments and the tourism industry.


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