Board of Directors

Kristy Bailey

Kristy has more than 18 years’ experience in strategic marketing, communications and PR within the tourism industry and continues this industry involvement as Marketing Manager at Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures as well as through her position as Managing Director of One Eighty Marketing.

Catrin Allsop

With more than 15 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Catrin is the Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s South West, one of the State’s Regional Tourism Organisations.

Debra Blaskett

Debra Blaskett was appointed to the position of Chief Corporate Services Officer at Perth Airport in October 2016 and is responsible for the areas of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Customer Experience, Business Transformation, Corporate Risk and Corporate Compliance.

Sonja Mitchell

Sonja Mitchell has been involved in the tourism aviation industry in the Kimberley and regional Australia for 25 years, firstly as a Commercial Pilot in the Kimberley and then progressing through to roles of Operations Manager, General Manager and CEO of Slingair. Slingair Heliwork WA won 18 WA tourism awards under Sonja’s guidance.

Matt Norton

Matt commenced work with the Geographe Bay Tourism Association in 2009 as the Visitor Centre Manager.  With the amalgamation of the AMRTA and GBTA, he was appointed the Tourism Services Manager, responsible for the MRBTA's four Visitor Centres and membership teams. In addition to his role as Tourism Services Manag

Nigel Keen

Nigel Keen was appointed the General Manager of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) in 2012 to proactively lead, shape and grow the executive team across all business activities, engage and maintain key stakeholder relationships with State Government Agencies and industry while keepi

Stephanie Lang

Stephanie is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Seashells Hospitality Group (SHG) which involves a spectrum of consumer and trade sales, marketing and public relations activities for Seashells’ resorts in Mandurah, Scarborough, Broome, Yallingup and Fremantle.

Andrew Hill - Vice President

Andrew is the Chief Operating Officer – Food, Beverage & Entertainment at Crown Perth with an overall responsibility for over 3,000 employees.

Chris Pye – President

Chris’ entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in his success as CEO and Chairman of Hospitality Inns, DriveWA, WA Pass, the Eco Company (managing agents for Karijini Eco Retreat) and is the Chair of Australia's Golden Outback.