Corporate & Training
Pierre Gregor – Chairman
Pierre is genuinely committed to the island and is familiar with its challenges and opportunities. He is conscious of the need to maintain a balance between economic prosperity and retaining what it is that attracts visitors to the island and has a focus on ensuring that visitor expectations of KI are met. Pierre is a passionate and tenacious advocate for measures to address matters of access, infrastructure development and sustainable economic prosperity. He is personally involved in the tourism industry and with his artist wife Branka, runs Adagio Bed and Breakfast.
Peter Wyatt – Board Member
I started in Tourism on Kangaroo Island in 2004 as Manager of Kangaroo Island Lodge. My wife Julie, son Chad and I started Kangaroo Island Transfers in December 2007. We are now well established and are the only passenger transfer service on KI. I have been a member of the TKI Board since June 2008.
Leeza Irwin – Board Member
I have been a member of the TKI board for the past two years and would like to be considered for another term. I feel I have much to contribute as a result of my previous experience.
I am owner/manager of Raptor Domain, situated at Seal Bay. Raptor Domain is an Environmental Education and Rehabilitation Centre for Birds of Prey. www.kangarooislandbirdsofprey.com.au
We are strong supporters of tourism growth on the island and pride ourselves in having a world class attraction, listed as no 2 of 59 attractions by Trip Advisor.
We have been operating here on the island for ten years.
I am a strong supporter of the open all year project.
I am a member of TKI, KIIBA and AKI. I have structured my business to cater for my time away to attend workshops and meetings. I am a strong supporter of businesses and our community here on the island.
Chad Wyatt – Board Member
Initially my qualifications are as a Mechanical Engineer. In this capacity I started at Kangaroo Island Lodge in 2005 as Duty/Maintenance Manager when my introduction to Tourism on Kangaroo Island began. In December 2007 our family started Kangaroo Island Transfers which we still operate. In May 2013 we purchased the Franchise for Budget Rent a Car Kangaroo Island where I am now General Manager. I am enthusiastic and keen to enhance my tourism experiences by serving on the TKI Board.
Lyn Savage – Board Member
My aim is to asset wherever possible to increase awareness of our Island and its produce, art, scenery, wildlife and generate excitement about what a great place it is to call home. To that end a new business has already been registered ‘Kangaroo Island Magical Mystery Tours’ whereby the clients get to choose their destination. The business will operate in a similar manner to a taxi. I will always work hard, put my hand up to help whenever possible and will come up with out of the box suggestions to increase our visitor numbers. My vision is to assist the creation of new and innovative tourist attractions to attract a whole new demographic of people. My vision is to tap into our unique and rugged history and develop true relationship building activities between locals and visitors so that there is greater incentive for return visits. Test me! You won’t be disappointed.
Tony Coppins - Board Member
I own and operate Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Safari. I first begun in the tourism business on KI 26 years ago with Great Southern Island Tours, this was the first full 2 day bus tour on Kangaroo Island that we based out of Penneshaw. We initiated the first backpackers at the the west end of KI which is now Flinders Chase farm stay.
I have an a business back ground in real estate and marketing. We are currently expanding our KI businesses with the new Swim with dolphin and seals in Penneshaw and expanding our bus fleet to help cater for local and tourism demands that are every increasing.
I have been nominated for a position on the TKI board of which I believe I can bring my skills and business know how to help where needed. I hope you consider my application and nomination.
Greg Miller - Board Member
Currently manager of Bay of Shoals Wines, a position held for the last 6 years. I am actively involved in the community and currently hold the position as secretary of the Kingscote Golf Club (4 years) and committee member of the KI Racing Club (2years).
Prior to this I worked for Myer for 29 years in various management roles including Regional Merchandise Manager VIC/SA. At the winery I have high exposure to tourists through the cellar door and accommodation. We have always actively promoted the island when promoting our wines at interstate shows with the support of both TKI and Sealink.
Jayne Bates - Board Member
Bianca Sowik - Board Member
Julie-Anne Briscoe - Board Member
I have been in the tourism and travel industry now for 32 years with the last 19 years at SeaLink in sales, marketing and promotional roles. I feel I have established many good networks and friendships on and off island and have been instrumental in helping to raise the profile of Kangaroo Island as a tourism destination in both the domestic and international trade and consumer markets over the years. I have been a Tourism KI Board member since 2001 and also chaired the Board for two years. My passion to promote Kangaroo Island will never wane and I believe that I can continue to add value to the Tourism KI membership and the marketing of Kangaroo Island by remaining on the board.
Tourism Kangaroo Island owns and operators Kangaroo Island’s only Accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC) which offers a one-stop shop for transport, accommodation and attractions bookings prior to arrival and once on-island. Included at the VIC is a well-stocked souvenir shop including local Kangaroo Island produce and product.
The Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre is open:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 10am to 4pm
(closed Christmas Day)
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The Tourism Employment Plan provides a vision, outlines priority actions and sets out a framework for the delivery of workforce solutions for the tourism sector. Developed in consultation with industry and key organisations, the plan has four strategic priorities to address the employment and workforce challenges, all working towards the industry vision of “exceeding customer’s expectations, with outstanding local knowledge.”
The Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills has requested that the independent Training and Skills Commission seek feedback from industry to identify their priority Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.
The IPQ Survey can be completed from Wednesday 9 September - Friday 9 October 2015 at www.tasc.sa.gov.au/survey
Your participation in the Industry Priority Qualification (IPQ) survey will help guide future public investment in the VET system in South Australia. This includes helping to inform future iterations of the Work Ready Subsidised Training List (STL).
Have your say on Industry Priority Qualifications and help ensure that South Australia’s workforce is responsive to current and emerging skills needs.
For further information or assistance please contact (08) 8226 3462.
Open all Year (OAY) is one of the most significant tourism projects undertaken on Kangaroo Island.
The project is funded by Kangaroo Island Futures Authority working with Tourism Kangaroo Island and the Kangaroo Industry and Brand Alliance. It aims to provide the opportunity for Kangaroo Island Businesses to proactively work together to address seasonality challenges, and create sustainable year round economy.
The much-awaited digital library to help Kangaroo Island businesses to improve their online presence and tell an all year-round story about Kangaroo Island.
The Open All Year portal contains photos, videos, fact sheets and documents you can use now on your website and social media, or to print out for your guests. There’s also toolkits developed by tourism and business professionals to help improve your year-round offering.
Over coming months we’ll be adding blogs and we’ll continue to build on our library of images and fact sheets. We won’t ever have everything; many traditional images of Kangaroo Island you can find from other sources.
What we’re trying to do is help you to tell some of the untold stories of Kangaroo Island, the things visitors may not know about – wildflowers, walking trails, waterfalls, rugged wintry coastlines and more.
While all Kangaroo Island accommodation is suitable for exploring the Island, particular regions of the Island afford different advantages. Whether you are arriving in the evening and need accommodation close to the ferry port, you prefer to be close to shops and restaurants or if you really want to get away from it all and stay in a more secluded area, there is a region on Kangaroo Island to suit everyone. Need some help with your bookings ... then call us now on ...
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.