Acting Chief Executive Officer
Leo was appointed Acting CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism in February 2018. Over recent years he has worked at both the Indigenous Land Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia having acted as CEO in both organisations. Leo has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Australian Public Service, including as Deputy Commissioner of Taxation and CEO of ComSuper.
Over his career, Leo has been responsible for effecting significant change and improving customer engagement processes. He was Chair of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Authority for a number of years.
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mark has significant CFO and Company Secretarial experience within ASX Listed companies and has successfully completed a range of corporate transactions including corporate restructuring, floating companies on ASX (IPO), private equity investments, and securing large project finance facilities and working capital funding.
Mark has detailed hospitality experience with over 10 years’ in professional practice serving a number of hospitality clients from both a corporate finance, internal audit and external audit perspective. Mark specialises in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence investigations, business valuations, financial modelling, business and strategic planning, feasibility studies, financial restructuring and capital raisings.
Executive General Manager - Sales, Marketing and Distribution
Ray Stone’s career in hospitality, sales and marketing began in London and spans more than 35 years with Hilton, Westin, Shangri-La and Accor, where he held Director of Sales and Marketing and Vice President Corporate Marketing roles with Westin Hotels in the United States.
Ray worked for Accor, for 14 years in the Asia Pacific Region, six based in Sydney as Exec GM Sales and Marketing, Pacific Region and eight years as Senior VP Sales and Marketing - Asia-Pacific Region, before taking on the role of Executive General Manager - Sales, Marketing and Distribution for Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia in 2011.
Executive General Manager - Operations
Manfred Pieper originally from Germany, started his hotel career nearly 5 decades ago. After completing an apprenticeship and acquiring a degree in Hotel Management, Manfred worked for a number of years in individual deluxe properties before joining Hilton International. He worked for Hilton International in various operational positions including a six year tenure as Vice President Operations. Hotels were located in 12 different countries spread over four different continents.
Manfred joined Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia in 2011, as Executive General Manager - Operations.
Executive General Manager, Change Leadership and Business Improvement
Kerrynne joined Voyages in May 2018 . Kerrynne has extensive professional experience and qualifications in public affairs, business and management and governance.
An Arrernte woman, born and raised in Central Australia, she has held senior leadership roles in large global and Australian private and publicly listed companies in the media, professional consulting, tertiary and oil and gas sectors.
In corporate, not for profit and voluntary roles she has focussed on human resources, regulatory compliance, strategy and performance improvement, ethics and Indigenous employment and procurement.