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Corporate Overview

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has a strong commitment to social responsibility. All profits are reinvested in the Indigenous Land Corporation's (ILC) Indigenous training and development across Australia.

Executive Team


Leo Bator 

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.


Mark Seatree  - Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

Mark Seatree

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.


Ray Stone

Ray Stone

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.


Manfred Pieper

Manfred Pieper 

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.


Kerrynne Liddle

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.


Bob Harvey

Bob Harvey PSM 

Executive General Manager - Indigenous Employment and Training

 

Bob Harvey has over 20 years’ experience in developing, delivering and administering Indigenous employment and training programs including as Group Manager of Indigenous Economic Development at the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

In his previous role as Director, Major Employment Projects with the Indigenous Land Corporation, Bob led the establishment of the National Indigenous Training Academy at Ayers Rock Resort in 2011 and has overseen the implementation and delivery of Voyages’ Indigenous training and employment strategy.