Meet our Tourism Kangaroo Island Board Members
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.
About Tourism Kangaroo Island
Tourism Kangaroo Island Membership
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
Tourism Employment Plan
Industry Priority Qualification Survey
Tourism Optimisation Management Model
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Australian Tourism Data Warehouse
South Australia Media Gallery
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Visitor Information Centre
Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
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