New Look PRTO Board
Perth Region Tourism Organisation Inc (PRTO) trading as Destination Perth, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 31st of October at Crown Perth. Part of the event is the election of new Board Members to represent the six precincts within the PRTO region.
The Board is made of six elected Members and five appointed Members, selected for their skill set to complement those elected by the PRTO membership base. Three precincts were contested this year, including Avon Valley with three nominees, Fremantle & Rottnest Island with two nominees and the Sunset Coast with three nominees. Following a ballot Olwyn Williams was the elected candidate for Fremantle & Rottnest Island, Victoria Williams for Avon Valley and Nathan Baker for the Sunset Coast.
“We were delighted with the interest to contribute to our Board, which provide the strategic direction for Destination Perth” said long serving Chairman John Longley AM. “I would like to personally thank all the candidates for their nomination and acknowledge those who have stepped down this year, including Edwin Kwan, Luis Puig and Andrew Slomp. Andrew served alongside me on the Board since 2004, in the positions of Board Member, Treasurer and Vice Chair. His valuable input will be missed.”
Newly appointed Board Members also include Scott Alderson, Director of Sales, Crown Perth and Deb Carr, WA State Manager, ATEC.
“It is a new chapter for Destination Perth, we began the financial year with a new CEO, following Noeleen Pearson’s retirement after fourteen years. This will be the last AGM I chair” said Mr Longley. “After many years as Chairman the time has come for me also to retire and make way for a new generation to build on the work achieved over my tenure.”
A new Chairman will be appointed by the Board at the next meeting on the 17th of December 2018. The newly elected and nominated Board Members join the existing Board of Jeromy Cotterill – Elected Member Perth City, Grant Brinklow – Treasurer & Elected Member Swan Valley & Darling Range, James Mulholland – Appointed Member and Myrianthe Riddy – Appointed Member.