Past Roles & Directorships.

RODGER L POWELL

Roles
  • Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia – Managing Director (current)
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia – Managing Director
  • BIG4 Holiday Parks – Managing Director
  • Australian International Hospitality Group – Managing Director and Executive Chairman
  • Best Western Australia – Chief Executive Officer
  • Daydream Island resort – Chief Executive Officer
  • Tourism Whitsundays – Chief Executive Officer
  • Southern Pacific Hotel Corporation (now IHG) – various senior executive roles – Asia and Australia
  • Bally Systems – Assistant to the President – USA
  • Conrad International Hotels – Assistant Manager
  • Hayles Hotels and Resorts – General Manager
  • Lion Nathan Hotels – Senior Assistant Manager – NZ
Directorships
  • Director, Visit Sunshine Coast (current)
  • Director, Gawura Indigenous Foundation & St Andrews Foundation (current)
  • Chairman, BIG4 Holiday Parks
  • Chairman, Inland NSW Tourism
  • Chairman Adventure Aerospace
  • Chairman, Otway Pork
  • Chairman, Austcane Energy
  • Chairman, QLD Regional Tourism Associations
  • Deputy Chair, University of NSW School of Business – School of Marketing -Reference Group
  • Director, Baseball NSW and the Sydney Blue Sox
  • Director, Tourism Task Force (TTF)
  • Director, Business Events Sydney
  • Director, Sydney Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Committee Member, World Baseball Classic Qualifier
  • Committee Member, Kings School Rugby Club
  • Committee Member, Broadwater Tower Body Corporate
Associations and Memberships
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Management (FAIM)
  • AICD Company Directors – Advanced Diploma
  • Member – Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Member – Visit Sunshine Coast
Heather Linnell

HEATHER LINNELL

Roles
  • Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia, Senior Consultant, (current)
  • AEC Group, Consultant, (current)
  • TRI Consulting, Senior Tourism and Hospitality Consultant – UK and Europe
  • PKF Hotel Consulting, Tourism and Hotel Consultant- UK
  • Grant Thornton Kessel Feinstein Tourism Consulting, Tourism Development Consultant – South Africa
Luisa Davidson

LUISA DAVIDSON

Roles
  • Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia, Project and FF+E Procurement Manager, (current)
  • Tourism Accommodation Australia, Programs Manager
  • Hamilton Island, Property & Development Project Management
  • Hamilton Island, Executive Assistant
  • Hamilton Island, Public Relations
  • Ayers Rock Resort, Public Relations
  • Southern Pacific Hotels (now IHG), Various supervisory hotel operations roles
Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson

Roles
  • Visit Sunshine Coast, Interim CEO, (current)
  • Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Chief Special Projects Officer
  • Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia, Senior Associate
  • Ardent Leisure Theme Parks, Chief Executive Officer
  • Tourism Australia, General Manager Destination Development
  • Anthology, Chief Executive Officer
  • Hamilton Island, Executive General Manager
  • Ayers Rock Resort, Resident Manager
  • Southern Pacific Hotels (now IHG), various senior executive roles Asia and Australia
Directorships
  • Director, Gold Coast Tourism Corporation
  • Bond University Remote Indigenous Communities, “Yarning Up” Participant, Lockhart River
  • Bond University Mentor, Tourism & Leisure
  • Hotel Advisory Panel Member, AAA Tourism Star Ratings Australia Scheme Review Project
  • Chairman, Tourism Whitsundays
  • Director, Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators
  • Director, Ecotourism Australia
Associations and Memberships
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course
  • Executive Development Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Simon SMith

Simon Smith

Roles
  • Tourism & Hospitality Services AustralAsia, Senior Consultant, (current)
  • AEC Group, Principal Consultant (current)
  • AEC Group, CEO
  • Local Government Independent Review Facilitator
  • Queensland Treasury, Senior Finance Officer
Directorships
  • Chairman, AEC Group
  • Advisory Committee Team Member, Dallecort Financial Services
Associations and Memberships
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management (FAIM)
  • Member, The Research Society (MTRS)
  • Professional Member, Economic Society of Australia (PMESA)
  • Past President Economics Alumni University of Queensland