Trent Bartlett


Trent is a professional Company Director and was appointed as the inaugural, independent Chairman of MRBTA. Trent has over 30 years of extensive multi – industry experience at Board Chair / Independent Director / Executive Director/ CEO levels in listed public companies, large private companies as well as “for benefit” focused enterprises including member owned organisations. Trent is also currently an independent Director on Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH), Deputy Chair of Good Samaritan Industries and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Clive Johnson

Mandalay Holiday Resort

Clive Johnson owns Mandalay Resort and Tourist Park in Busselton. Clive has played an integral role in the development of the region as a tourist destination, and has been on the Board of the GBTA for more than 30 years. He has also held been a Board member and Chair of MacKillop Catholic College locally, and Top Tourist Parks nationally.

Glenn Callegari

Hillzeez Down South Surf Shops

Glenn Callegari is a Certified Practising Accountant and worked at Wesfarmers before returning to Busselton and purchasing Hillzeez Down South Surf Shop. Glenn has expanded the business and now owns six stores in Busselton, Margaret River, Bunbury and Albany. He has been on the Board of GBTA for two years.

Janine Carter

Voyager Estate

As the Manager of Cellar Door & Direct Sales at Voyager Estate, Janine Carter is responsible for the strategic direction, commercial operation and hospitality/tourism experiences at the Estate, therefore creating experiences to complement the wide variety of tourism product in the region. Prior to this, Janine worked with the Margaret River Wine Association and as a local journalist, providing her with a solid knowledge of the whole region.  Furthermore, she has experience in the New Zealand Wine Industry, events management and 12 years in journalism and PR.

Tony Pickworth


Tony Pickworth is an Executive General Manager with the RAC of WA and has responsibility for a number of divisions within that group including Travel and Tourism. The RAC is a member organisation that has been involved in tourism in Western Australia for over 100 years. He owns a property in Margaret River and spends as much time as possible in the Region. Though his role at the RAC Tony has exposure to tourism issues at state national and international level. Tony was appointed to the AMRTA board in 2013.

Jim Challis

Augusta Hotel

Augusta Hotel is one of the longest standing members of the AMRTA (30 years) and has been awarded life membership; Jim has been the hotel’s representative throughout this period. Jim first joined Committee in 1994 and was a member for three years, demonstrating exemplary service and dedication to representation and enhancement of tourism in the town of Augusta. Jim continues to be an active member of the Augusta community and has been a foundation member of Leeuwin Lions and has served two terms as President, a Foundation Member of the Augusta Business Association (now Augusta Chamber of Commerce), associated with Augusta Golf Club for a very long time, and is a tireless contributor and respected member of the Augusta community.

David Willcox

Common Ground Trails

David is a young multi-talented professional with a broad experience and interests within tourism related industries. David brings broad knowledge of development, marketing, growth activities and strategic planning. After completing his degree in digital media, his broad design background begun in the emerging online digital industry in the late 90s. This role merged into the graphic design, film production and fashion industries where David built a repertoire of design and marketing related skills. Recently as a general manager and lead designer or Willcox & Associates Architects he has been responsible for the operation, direction and growth of the Margaret River and Bali based practices. Most recently, David has established Common Ground Trails, one of the state’s leading trail planning and design consultancies.

Peter Gordon

The Equinox

Peter Gordon has lived in Busselton for over 16 years and is currently the Managing Director and Owner of two successful Busselton Food & Beverage Businesses, The Equinox and Stilts on Broadwater.  Operating 7 days a week, and employing 80 to 100 staff year round, these businesses rely heavily on Tourism, and as such Peter has a strong understanding of the Value of Tourism and its flow on effects within the broader regional community.

Peter also has an interest in several short-term accommodation properties in this region, and is an active member of several committees including Chair of the Local Organising Committee of the Busselton Ironman, and the Busselton Chamber of Commerce where he held the position of president for 3 years.

Gene Hardy

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours

Born in Margaret River, Gene is Managing Director of award-winning business Cape to Cape Explorer Tours, and joins the MRBTA board after previosly serving on the AMRTA Board in 2013-2014. Gene has previously been employed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, AMR Shire Council and the City of Busselton. He has also been heavily involved with the Friends of the Cape to Cape Track.