Board of Directors
Richard (Rick) Allert AO
Mr Rick Allert is a Chartered Accountant with many years of experience in the corporate sector. He is Chairman of Kakadu Tourism, Director of Indigenous Business Australia, Chairman of Cavill Power Products and a Director of Wirra Wirra Wines.
Rick’s previous appointments include chairing of Coles Myer Ltd and Coles Group Limited, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, Tourism Australia, Southcorp Limited, AustralAsia Railway Corporation, Voyages Hotels and Resorts Pty Ltd, AMP Superannuation Limited, N.M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited, the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia Inc. and Director of Genesee & Wyoming Inc and Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd.
Rick was awarded an Officer of the Order Australia (2008) for leadership in corporate social responsibility, a Member of the Order of Australia (1997) particularly for his work with the National Heart Foundation; and a Centenary Medal (2003) for service to rail, business and taxation.
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 and in 2018, he was made a Life Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Patricia (Trish) Angus PSM
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 Remuneration and Nominations Committee; Commissioner Tourism NT and Chairperson Tourism NT Finance, Risk and Audit Committee; a Director of the Venture Housing Board; a Director of Tennant Creek Foodbarn Board and Director on Menzies School of Health Research Board.
Grant Hunt AM
Grant Hunt was the CEO of Voyages Hotels & Resorts for more than a decade more between 1996 and 2006, and returned after an absence of twelve years (September 2018 - 2020) as CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia. During his absence, Grant was owner of Hunt Tourism Services (HTS) - a specialist advisory service to the experiential tourism and travel sector. He also founded Anthology, a collection of boutique, nature-based tourism assets.
Grant is a Non-Executive Director of the G'Day Group & 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 was a Chairman of Tourism Tasmania, Tourism Northern Territory, the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and 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.
A proud Murri and South Sea Islander woman, Kristy is an award-winning author, a journalism graduate from the University of Queensland, holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of New South Walkes, and is a Harvard Scholar. Kristy has worked in Aboriginal Affairs for over 30 years across Queensland, NSW, ACT and the NT across multiple portfolios and sectors.
Kristy is currently the Managing Director for Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). Prior to this, she was the head of Social Justice for Aboriginal Affairs NSW and led a major review of the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act. She has been named one of Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac. In 2021, she was a Finalist for the NSW Woman of Excellence Award, and for the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. In 2020, she was awarded the Chief Executive Women and Roberta Sykes Award.
Kristy was appointed by the Minister for Indigenous Australians to the Board of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation in 2022. Kristy contributes to the sustainability, self-determination, and economic independence of remove Aboriginal communities through her role as Managing Director of Yaama Ganu Art.
Kristy also assists many Aboriginal community boards, as Chairperson for Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training; Treasurer for Wunanbiri Aboriginal Preschool; and supports several Redfern Aboriginal community boards.
Joe Morrison is Dagoman and Mualgal and has over 30 years' experience working with Indigenous people in northern Australia, nationally and more recently globally.
He is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC).
Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Land Council and the founding CEO of the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA). He is currently a Director of the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Primary Partners Pty Ltd and a member of the AFL Indigenous Advisory Council.
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 currently Chairman of Luxury Escapes and also a Director of Camplify. Previous appointments include chairing of listed transport and tourism operator the Sealink Travel Group (ASX: SLK); AATS (Skybus); Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF), and a Director of Ingenia Communities (ASX: INA).
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.
Mr McEvoy was most recently working overseas as the CEO as NEOM Tourism - the world's most ambitious new destination project, based in Saudi Arabia.
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 to Australia.
She has held senior positions with a range of tourism companies including Tourism Australia, Discovery Holiday Parks and Voyages Hotels and Resorts, as well as starting and developing 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 across the tourism and health industries always taking a customer-centric approach.
Dana has developed sustainable tourism infrastructure in remote locations and advises the boards of several private family tourism businesses.
Mark Seatree & Kristin Howden
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.