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We are governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed under the Western Australian Tourism Commission Act 1983 ​- which can include up to 10 members. ​The Board is responsible for the outcomes of our agency, and it sets the strategic direction and goals for management. 

Di Bain – Chair

Di Bian - Chairman
Di Bain is the Chair of Tourism Western Australia and a Councillor of the City of Perth.  She is a marketing and communications professional with more than two decades' experience in the sector.  Following on from a decade-long career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Ms Bain founded media and marketing agency Bain Media, which focused on developing creative marketing campaigns and delivering strategic media advice to a range of businesses, from mining to tourism and cyber-security.  Ms Bain sits on the advisory boards of the Telethon Kids Institute, the Curtin MBA Advisory Board, the Fundraising Committee of the Perth Zoo and Philanthropy Advisory Board of the Black Swan State Theatre Company. In her spare time Ms Bain is a private pilot who enjoys flying helicopters and planes around Western Australia, discovering new and old stories. Ms Bain's current term as Chair commenced on 1 July, 2021.

Manny Papadoulis - Deputy Chair

Manny Papadoulis - Deputy Chairman

Manny Papadoulis has served on the board since July 2017. He is the current Chair of Australia’s Coral Coast regional tourism organisation and the current Executive Director of Icon Tourism Consulting, which specialises in strategic tourism management. Mr Papadoulis is the past President of the Tourism Council WA, and has served as Deputy Chair of the Perth Convention Bureau, President of the Australian Tourism Export Council (WA), and the Bus and Coach Association of WA. Mr Papadoulis’ current term commenced on 1 July, 2021.

Anneke Brown

Anneke Brown

Anneke Brown has 25 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, focused on the global luxury hotel industry. Until recently, Ms Brown was the General Manager of the multi-award-winning COMO The Treasury hotel and has held senior positions with Aman Resorts International and the iconic Longitude 131 resort at Uluru.  She is the current Deputy Chair of Women in Tourism & Hospitality WA (WITH WA).  Ms Brown’s term commenced on July 1, 2021.

Michael Lloyd

Michael LLoyd

Michael Lloyd has a legal and analytical background but spent the last 16 years in the Events industry after establishing Lloyd Events and developing new concert brands such as Live at the Quarry and Cuban Club. In 2012 he teamed up with Mr Brad Mellen to become owner/director of Mellen Events, a premier promoter of high-profile concerts, events and festivals in WA and nationally. Mr Lloyd has creative and entrepreneurial vision, and is skilled in marketing and brand strategy, event and production management, international arts management, capital raising and sponsorship negotiation, and strategic opportunity analysis.

Janelle Marr

Janelle Marr

Janelle Marr is an experienced company director and a leading strategic advisor with over 25 years in strategy, governance and transformation programs across Asia, Europe and Australia.  For the last 15 years Janelle has been the Managing Director of StepBeyond Strategy, a boutique strategy consultancy she founded in 2007, working across ASX listed, private, government and NFPs in multiple sectors.  Prior to this Janelle held senior positions in the advisory arms of both KPMG Melbourne and EY Perth.  She is a Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow Governance Institute of Australia and is both a Telstra Business Award and WA Business News 40Under40 Award Winner.  Janelle currently serves as Deputy Chair, Arts and Culture Trust and Councillor, Charles Darwin University – former roles include Councillor Edith Cowan University, Chair Screenwest and Deputy Chair Ability WA.  Janelle's term commenced on July 1, 2021 and she Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Cherie Sibosado

Cherie Sibosado

Cherie Sibosado is a Nyikina and Bard woman from the West Kimberley with over 20 years' experience in community leadership, management, governance, development and services, 10 years in facilitation, non-accredited training and mentoring, and holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management.  Ms Sibosado's wealth of knowledge and expertise extends across a broad range of community sectors, including education, employment and training, applied research and economic development.  Ms Sibosado is Founder/Consultant of AKO Consultancy in Carnarvon.

Last Reviewed: 2022-11-11