Destination Tweed seeking board members

TWEED Shire's tourism and business investment promotional body, Destination Tweed Inc, is looking for two applicants with 'the right stuff' to fill two vacant positions on the organisation's board.

The board consists of eight members who provide overall governance of the Tweed's official tourism marketing and business attraction body and work closely with a variety of stakeholders including private enterprises and local government and community organisations.

"Essentially we are looking for applicants with proven leadership skills who are comfortable in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders," a Destination Tweed spokesperson said.

"We want people who can value-add to the expertise offered by our existing board members but we have deliberately kept the criteria fairly general so as to attract the widest possible range of applicants."

Candidates need to have a broad understanding of regional economic development and tourism issues and skills in areas such as management, marketing and entrepreneurship.

The two new board members will join a team of volunteers under the direction of CEO Bill Tatchell who took over from former CEO Phil Villiers at the beginning of this year.

Mr Tatchell was chosen to head the organisation because of his experience of travel and tourism which he developed through a variety of roles on governmental advisory and review panels.

Destination Tweed's current board members encourage applications from people who would like to contribute in a meaningful way to the promotion and future progression of the region.

Successful candidates will be asked to serve on a voluntary basis for three year tenures and nominations for the positions close October 24.

For more information contact Wendy Miller at Destination Tweed at wendy@destinationtweed.com.au



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