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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

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Di Bain is the Chair of Tourism Western Australia and 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

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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.

Iain Grandage 

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Iain Grandage is currently the Artistic Director of the Perth Festival (2020-2024) and has been celebrated for bringing a sweeping sense of place to the Festivals he has curated, with a strong commitment to Noongar artists and stories standing alongside events of scale like Highway to Hell.  His career spans the creation and curation of large and small scale festivals, music direction for works in theatres and stadiums, alongside composing, conducting and performance.  Over his 30 year career, Mr Grandage has become one of Australia's most highly regarded collaborative artists.  He has been music director for large scale events for Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Festivals, and has an extensive track record of collaboration with Indigenous artists across the country.  He has won Helpmann Awards for his compositions for Theatre (Cloudstreet, Secret River), for Dance (When Time Stops), for Opera - with Kate Miller-Heidke (The Rabbits), for silent film – with Rahayu Suppangah (Satan Jawa) and as a music director for Meow Meow's Little Match Girl and Secret River.  Mr Grandage has previously been Composer-in-Residence with the WA Symphony Orchestra, received the prestigious Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, and been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UWA.

Janelle Marr

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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 Ms Marr 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 Ms Marr 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.  Ms Marr 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.  Ms Marr's term commenced on 1 July 2021, and she Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Christina Matthews

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Christina Matthews is Chief Executive Officer of WA Cricket and a former Australian cricketer. She is Australia's most capped female Test player and holds the record for the most dismissals in Test cricket by an Australian wicketkeeper. Ms Matthews is a well-respected voice within the Australian cricket community, with strong leadership qualities and 35 years' experience in various management, coaching and development roles within cricket, hockey and Australian rules football. Since becoming CEO in 2012, Ms Matthews has redefined the way WA Cricket approaches its business, introducing a strong strategic focus, commitment to community engagement, restructuring to ensure resourcing aligns with strategic objectives and managing change to ensure a successful future for the organisation. Ms Matthews also sits on the CEOs for Gender Equality Board, Youth Focus Board, the Board of Leadership WA and is the Convenor for the Champions for Change National 2021 Group (mining and construction). In addition, Ms Matthews is the WA Chapter lead for the Minerva Network, a pro bono mentoring organisation for elite female athletes; the 2022 WA Sports Administrator of the Year; and was selected in 2022 as one of WA's most influential individuals. Ms Matthews' term commenced on 21 February 2023.

Last Reviewed: 2024-01-23