Strong leadership through an experienced, diverse and senior Board.

Your board consists of eight industry experts who offer diverse experience, knowledge and skill. Members from both the buyer and seller sectors and from across Australia ensure we are truly representative of the inbound industry.


Independant Chairman

Denis Pierce

Denis was the Group Managing Director South Pacific and Managing Director Australia of ATS Pacific for 19 years, steering the organisation through periods of sustained revenue read more...


Vice Chair & Buyer Representative

Jacqui Walshe
Managing Director, The Walshe Group

Jacqui Walshe is Managing Director of Southern Travel Holdings (STH), including its wholly owned subsidiary Southern Travelnet, read more...


Buyer Representative

Gary Paterson
GM Global Sales / Company Director, AOT Inbound

Gary joined AOT in February 2000 and is responsible for all AOT inbound sales & marketing activities in the Americas, UK, read more...


Buyer Representative

Christopher Teh  
Managing Partner, Australia and Beyond Holidays

Prior to his current role he has worked in tourism and other industries. In his early career, he studied Science and Engineering and read more...




Independant Director

Michael Curtis

Michael is an inbound tourism industry professional. He has worked across the hotel/resorts and aviation read more...


Seller Representative

Shahnaz Bhakshay
Senior Director of Sales (ANZ), TFE Hotels

Shahnaz has over 25 years of professional sales, revenue and management experience. She is responsible for driving sales & read more...


Seller Representative

Ben Woodward
Director of Sales & Marketing, The CAPTA Group

Ben has grown up in the tourism industry, with his parents pioneering one of Tropical North Queensland’s premier attractions, read more...


Seller Representative

Anne Gill
Vice President Sales and Distribution - Pacific, Accor

Anne has over 25 year’s experience within the hospitality industry, that is read more...


Seller Representative

Richard Doyle 
General Manager – Global Sales & Distribution, SeaLink Travel Group

Richard has over 30 years of travel industry and government experience read more...


Mananging Director 

Peter Shelley
Australian Tourism Export Council

Peter is a long-term contributor to the development of the Australian tourism industry with more than 25 years, experience in industry read more...