Board of Directors
Richard (Rick) Allert AO - Chairman
Mr Rick Allert is a Chartered Accountant with many years of experience in the corporate sector. He is Chairman of Kakadu Tourism and a Director of Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd, Indigenous Business Australia, Chairman of James Morrison Academy of Music Pty Ltd, Chairman of Cavill Power Products and a Director of Wirra Wirra Wines.
Rick’s previous appointments include chairing of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, Tourism Australia, Coles Myer Ltd and Coles Group Limited, Southcorp Limited, AustralAsia Railway Corporation, Voyages Hotels and Resorts Pty Ltd, AMP Superannuation Limited, N.M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited and the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia Inc. and Director of AMP Limited and AMP Bank Limited.
In 2011, Rick was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Champion of Entrepreneurship Award, Central Region, for his long record of outstanding entrepreneurial achievement and contribution to the community.
Rick was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (1997) particularly for his work with the National Heart Foundation; a Centenary Medal (2003) for service to rail, business and taxation; and an Officer of the Order of Australia (2008) for leadership in corporate social responsibility.
Patricia (Trish) Angus PSM - Director
Ms Trish Angus is a Jawoyn woman and grew up in her home town of Katherine in the Northern Territory. She has experience and specialist knowledge in strategic policy, legislation, reporting and program and project development, along with operational and customer support.
Trish held senior executive public sector positions in the human services areas of health, housing, local government and community services for more than 20 years. She has experience of working in the Australian Defence Force, community controlled health organisations, and extensive governance experience, including board and committee memberships across a range of sectors.
Trish holds a Masters of Tropical/Public Health and has completed a public sector Executive Development Program and the Executive Fellows Program of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Trish retired from full time work in early 2012 and since then has taken up a range of governance roles.
She is a Director of the CareFlight Board and a Member of CareFlight's Audit and Risk Committee; Commissioner Tourism NT and Chairperson Tourism NT Finance Risk and Audit Committee; a Member of the NT Heritage Council and Director Venture Housing Board.
Patricia Crossin - Director
Ms Trish Crossin is a current Director of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. Currently she is also a Director on Jabiru Kabolkmakmen Ltd, Board of St Columba’s College Pty Ltd, WEstjustice Community Legal Service, Asthma Foundation NT and a Member of the Safer Communities Committee of Wyndham City Council and a Member of the Advisory Committee on Indigenous Eye Health, University of Melbourne. Former positions include President of Netball NT and inaugural chair and founder of the NT Working Women’s Centre.
Ms Crossin is a former Senator (and first woman to represent the Northern Territory) in the Federal Parliament of Australia (1998-2013). She was Chair of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Trish was also a Member of the Joint Committee for Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account and the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee. She also held the position of Deputy Whip and Chair of the Federal Caucus Committee on the Status of Women.
Ms Crossin is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Education. She has direct knowledge and experience working as a member of the federal government and an extensive background in governance of community and advisory boards. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive knowledge of the challenges of rural and remote Australia, government relations, education funding and policy.
Grant Hunt AM - Director
Grant Hunt commenced as CEO of Voyages in September 2018. Previously he led the company for more than a decade between 1996 and 2006 and returned after an absence of twelve years to a company he says is in his blood. During his absence, Grant was owner of Hunt Tourism Services (HTS) - a specialist advisory service to the experiential tourism and travel sector.
Grant served as Chairman of the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) until August 2018, he is a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Holiday Parks, the largest owner and operator of caravan and camping assets in Australia and was a member of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management until 2018.
He is a past Chairman of both Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Northern Territory, recent Chairman of Sunshine Coast Destination Limited and a past board member of Tourism Australia. Grant has also served as Chairman of the Commonwealth Government Iconic Sites Taskforce and was a member of the Department of Climate Change/CSIRO Stakeholder Group.
Grant was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (2020) recognising him for his exceptional contribution to the tourism industry.
Andrew McEvoy - Director
Mr Andrew McEvoy has 25 years of experience in the tourism, travel, media and events sectors. He is a former managing Director and CEO of Tourism Australia - Australia's peak tourism body. During his tenure, Tourism Australia developed the Tourism 2020 Strategy - aimed at doubling overnight expenditure in the sector and adopted nationally and by all States and Territories. From 2014-17 Mr McEvoy was Managing Director of the Fairfax Life Media and Events business including its profitable lifestyle publishing titles (travel, food, luxury etc) and Australia's largest consumer events company.
He is Chairman of listed transport and tourism operator the Sealink Travel Group (ASX: SLK); a Director of Ingenia Communities (ASX: INA); Chairman of AATS (Skybus); Chairman of the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) and a Director of the Lux Group - operators of the highly successful Luxury Escapes.
Mr McEvoy is a passionate advocate for the world's tourism industry and its ability to bring economic prosperity to regional communities while helping visitors better understand the significance of the people and places they have visited.
Dorethea Randall - Director
Ms Dorethea Randall has strong traditional affiliation and family ties with the Yankunytjnatjara, Pitjantjatjara and Anmetyere people of Central Australia. She has long been an Advocate for Aboriginal people and has always strived to provide opportunities where possible.
Dorethea’s employment background commenced at an early age within the Performing Arts Industry. In NSW, Dorethea is known as a Founding Member of the Dance College NAISDA. Dorethea has experience across many areas which affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People such as Education, Employment and more recently Health.
Currently, Dorethea is a representative on: Wana Ungkunytja, Chair Person; Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Board, Director, Mutitjulu Community Clinic, Chair Person; Gumlake, Director and NT Tourism Advisory Council, Director. Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation, Director and previous representation includes, Nyangatjatjara Aboriginal Corporation.
Dana Ronan - Director
Ms Dana Ronan’s background encompasses digital marketing and branding, commercial tourism operations, nature based tourism, government stakeholder and community engagement all with an interest in tourism making a long term sustainable economic impact.
She has held senior positions with a range of tourism companies including Discovery Holiday Parks, Voyages Hotels and Resorts, travel.com.au, the APT Group and AAT Kings, as well as her own business the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, a lodge based walking tour company using Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk.
Dana lives in regional Victoria and consults in strategic digital transformation, new tourism development, cooperative marketing, branding and technology change, always taking a customer centric approach.
Dana is currently on the board of destination marketing organisation Visit Ballarat, not for profit organisation Victoria Walks and advises the boards of several private family tourism businesses.
Iain Evans - Associate Director
Mr Iain Evans is a Director of Wana Ungkunytja Pty Ltd, Thoroughbred Racing SA, Citrus Australia and Crime Stoppers SA. Mr Evans is Chairman of Lenswood Cold Stores Society Limited and its subsidiaries and Chair of the Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fisherman’s Association. He was formerly a Director of Pika Wiya Aboriginal Health Service, Chairman of Radio Adelaide, Chairman of Recreation SA. Mr Evans was a state Member of Parliament for 21 years in South Australia serving as a Minister for 5 years and Leader and Deputy Leader of the State Liberal party.
Mr Mark Seatree, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer was appointed as Company Secretary on 19 June 2018.
Ms Kristin Howden, Group General Counsel, was appointed on 29 November 2018 as an additional Company Secretary.