Chief Executive Officer – Evan Hall
Evan is an economist with extensive experience in federal and state advocacy. A recognised tourism industry leader, Evan joined Tourism Council WA in May 2011 following five years at the Tourism & Transport Forum as National Policy Director.
Evan was previously an elected official with the Community & Public Sector Union, directing federal advocacy campaigns on immigration, customs and quarantine issues and in the commercial broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.
Senior Industry Advisor – Ania Truman
Ania started with the Tourism Council in January 2013 as Senior Industry Advisor. Ania has recently moved to Western Australia from New Zealand where she held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for CQ – Comfort and Quality Hotels Wellington and spent over 3 years in the role of International Marketing Executive for the Wellington Regional Tourism Organisation (Positively Wellington Tourism).
Industry Advisor – Jessica Foote
Jessica joined the Council in April 2012 upon the completion of a Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Marketing, Tourism and Event Management. Prior to commencing with the Council, Jessica worked within a range of industries which have each contributed to her experience in management, administration, sales and hospitality roles, including volunteering her skills to assist with the development of marketing & promotional material for a non profit organisation.
Industry Advisor – Julia Tolj
Julia Tolj joined the Tourism Council WA in 2013, with many years experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Primarily in sales and marketing within hotels, her previous employers include Accor and Intercontinental Hotels in Perth and Sydney. She has most recently spent several years lecturing at in Tourism and Events at Central Institute of Technology.
Communications/Events Coordinator – Gemma Hunter
Gemma commenced with Tourism Council in March 2007 upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics & History at UWA. She is the current Treasurer of the Young Australians Tourism Association (YATA) and has previous experience within the hospitality industry.
WA Tourism Awards Coordinator – Julie Wood
Julie has been with the Council since 2006, primarily involved in the implementation of the WA Tourism Awards. Julie has over 6 years experience within the event management industry and juggles part time work at the Council with a successful home business and two children.
Projects Manager – Sally Hollis
Sally has had a long history with the Tourism Council. Sally was the Accreditation Manager for Tourism Council Australia for 4 years then became the founding Executive Officer of the Tourism Council WA in 2001. Sally’s experience includes working for the Sheraton Hotel in Perth, Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, The Grand Forte chain in Oxfordshire and Pinkerton Events in the UK. Sally holds a Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Marketing and works for the Council part time on a range of projects.