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Patrick Bedford

Patrick Bedford - Chairperson


Ellie Norris

Stephen Baldwin - Deputy Chairperson


Ellie Norris




John Di Maria

John commenced his career in hospitality before progressing to a management role in the Qantas office in Central Australia. For the past 22 years, John has worked in a range of different roles within Tourism NT including project management, operational management, sales and marketing and General Manager of Territory Discoveries from 2010 to 2014. John’s current role as General Manager Business Enterprise and Regions oversees the delivery of business support and implementation of the Destination Development Plans within the region.


Jill Catchlove


Andrea Lehman

Andrea has been involved in the Tourism Industry for over 34 years and in Alice Springs since 2000. Her roles have included product Development for wholesalers here in Alice Springs, Melbourne, and in Tasmania. Andrea has worked in management Positions in Car rentals, Communications, marketing manager at the Cultural Precinct and now running her own business as general manager for the last 7.5 years. She is a passionate advocate for Central Australia attending many trade shows throughout the year both in Australia and Overseas, always flying the NT banner proudly.

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Damian Ryan


David White

David has over 35 years’ experience in Tourism, Hospitality and Resort Operations. The majority of the roles were at General Manager level and required oversight of all operations and full responsibility for financial performance, reporting, strategic planning, and implementation of key business initiatives. David has fulfilled these roles at the Ayers Rock Resort, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sheraton Mirage Resort, Nifsan Developments and Master planned Community.


Jeffrey McLaughlin


Karl Bajzik


Mark Swindells

Mark’s industry expertise in Northern Territory Tourism was gathered from the ground up after entering the industry as a tour guide and working up to company owner. Having been involved in three start-up businesses, he has acquired a great understanding of product innovation, development and launch, and a great understanding of the difficulty and challenges that any new tourism operator in Central Australia will have to overcome. During his 26 years in Central Australia, Mark has worked collaboratively with large government organisations on a state and federal level and both large and small tourism operators across the NT, Australia and international markets.


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.

Kassi Fleming

Raelene Ohlson


Kassi Fleming

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


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