Mackay Tourism welcomes new board

Mackay Tourism Ltd (MTL) has recently welcomed some fresh faces to its Board of Directors, with Mackay Airport’s Rob Porter taking on the role of Chairperson/Director.

The new Board of Directors will focus on growing tourism opportunities in The Mackay Region and will set the strategic direction, oversee finances, access risks and provide support for the organisation.

New Directors include Nick Uit Den Bogaard, Kelly Davidson and Anthony Wight. MTL also welcomes back existing Directors.

General Manager of Mackay Tourism, Tas Webber, said he was thrilled to be taking the region’s top priorities forward with the new Board and working closely with all directors to ensure work is being done to take tourism in The Mackay Region to new heights.

“Mackay Tourism Directors are champions for the region and a great source of support and expertise for the organisation,” Tas said.

“It’s certainly an exciting time to be involved in the tourism industry at the moment. Tourism operators in The Mackay Region are doing the ground work now to ensure they are trade-ready and prepared for growth in the future.”

Incoming Chairman, Rob Porter, General Manager of Mackay Airport has been an active member of the MTL Board ever since he arrived in Mackay five years ago.

“I am now honoured to have been elected as the new MTL Chairman,” Mr Porter said.

“I look forward to working with the new MTL Board line up, which includes some new faces as well as some familiar ones, to focus on marketing the amazing tourism experiences on offer in the Mackay region.”

“As we get the word out we are perfectly positioned to leverage the new TEQ “I know just the place” campaign, because we all know that place is right here in and around Mackay.”

“I also look forward to working in partnership with the other business and industry groups across Mackay to take every aspect of our region forward. 


Mr Webber and Mr Porter both acknowledged outgoing Chairperson Paul O’Connor who held the position for 12 years, for his hard work, strategic direction and commitment to Mackay Tourism over a long period of time.

Mackay Tourism Ltd Board of Directors: Chairperson/Director

Robert Porter - General Manager, Mackay Airport

Deputy Chairperson/Audit Committee Chairperson/Director

Scott Rebgetz - Owner Manager of Big 4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park

Company Secretary/Director

Nick Uit Den Bogaard - Owner Manager of Comfort Resort Blue Pacific


Colin Adamson - Owner of Reeforest Adventure Tours
Ron Ailwood - President, Sarina Tourist Art & Craft Centre
Cr. Amanda Camm - Deputy Mayor and Councillor, Mackay Regional Council Kelly Davidson - Manager of Coral Cay Resort Motor Inn
Racheal Klitscher - Tourism and Events Queensland
Cr. Jane Pickels - Councillor, Isaac Regional Council
Deanne Woolcock - Marketing Manager, Caneland Central
Luana Royle - Owner, Rainforest Scuba
Anthony Wight - Manager of Seven Mackay 



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Published: 30 November 2016


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