Trent Bartlett

Chair

trent@trentbartlett.com

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 & 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), Chair of Good Samaritan Industries, Director of Beyond Bank Australia and Director of the Australian Packaging Covenant.  Furthermore he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Faculty Member.

Clive Johnson

Mandalay Holiday Resort

johnson@compwest.net.au

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@hillzeez.com.au

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

jcarter@voyagerestate.com.au

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

RAC

Tony.Pickworth@rac.com.au

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.

Keith Warrick

Eagle Bay Brewery

keith@eaglebaybrewing.com.au

Currently employed as the General Manager at Eagle Bay Brewery, Keith has also held similar roles at several Margaret River wineries and has over 20 years senior management experience. Keith is also the President of Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club and has also held positions on several boards including the Geographe Bay Tourism, Dolphin Discovery Centre, Geographe Vignerons Association and Australia’s South West.

David Willcox

Common Ground Trails

dave@commongroundtrails.com

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@theequinox.com.au

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.

Daniel Robe

The Margaret River Chocolate Company, Providore and Coward & Black Vineyards

daniel@chocolatefactory.com.au

Daniel Robe is an experienced general manager who has worked in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries, with over 18 years in senior management roles. Daniel is the general manager of The Margaret River Chocolate Company, Margaret River Providore and Coward & Black Vineyards.