Communications and Policy Officer – Natassja Wynhorst

Graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in journalism and public relations, Natassja has a passion for communications, content creation and creative strategy development. Natassja joined Tourism Council Western Australia in March 2019 after working as public relations officer for a national architecture firm, where she managed national events and developed strategic communications plans and content marketing.

Trainer - Amy Gough

Amy is the owner of Wanderlust Communications, a digital marketing and social media consultancy based in Perth. Amy is an experienced communications professional with a strong background in integrated public relations. Amy began her career in the UK working with travel and tourism brands including Stena Line, Welcome to Yorkshire and Co-op Travel and FMCG brand Morrisons Supermarkets.

Trainer - Craig Wells

Craig Wells from WellStrategic isn’t quite your average photographer. He specialises in premium virtual tours and photography for the tourism industry. He maintains a broad list of clients from casinos, airports and remote eco resorts to luxury charter vessels and adventure companies. He has also worked in the advertising and branding industry as a Director of Strategy working directly with clients. This role was heavily engaged in TV and radio commercials, media budgets, SEO, digital campaigns, company rebrands, web development/design and more.

Trainer - Tracy Zhang

Tracy Zhang is a PhD candidate and she holds an MA in Education and International Relations. Her  current PhD research at Edith Cowan University  focuses on international  education and globalized education policy. She has extensive experience in developing and delivering corporate training programs for private, government and education sectors in both Australia and China.

Office Administrator - Carli Nieuwendaal

Carli joined Tourism Council WA in 2018 as Office Administrator after working for a Chartered Accountant firm for more than 2 years. She has always been exposed to the tourism industry as her family owned a Foreign Exchange chain and worked for airlines and travel agencies. Carli has well developed accounts knowledge and more than 8 years’ experience working in customer service through her various roles in retail, hospitality and administration.

Industry Advisor - Emma Pelliccione

Emma is currently studying a double major in Tourism and Events, and Strategic Communications, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Communication in mid-2019. After interning for Tourism Council WA in July 2018, Emma accepted a full time position to continue her passion for event tourism as an Industry Advisor. Emma has gained more than six years’ experience in employee training, attraction operations, administration and event roles at Adventure World and the Left Bank East Fremantle.

Industry Advisor - Zoe Mitsioulis

Zoe joined Tourism Council in 2018 after graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Wildlife Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events Management. Zoe has over 8 years’ experience in customer service in hospitality and admin roles. She enjoys volunteering at various events and festivals around WA and has a keen interest in ecotourism/wildlife and marine tourism.

Industry Advisor - Brooke Metcalf

Brooke began work experience with Tourism Council WA in 2017 after she had completed her Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism from North Metropolitan TAFE, Perth. Through her studies she was awarded with the SKAL International Top Student Award for the South West Region and a Certificate of Excellence. Brooke became an Industry Advisor in February 2018.  Prior to this, Brooke worked as a Travel Consultant for the WA Visitor Centre in Perth, plus has a background in administration, customer service and retail.

Industry Advisor - Ellen Angel

Ellen joined Tourism Council WA in February 2018 after graduating with a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management from Edith Cowan University. She has a strong passion for tourism in WA and is particularly interested in ecotourism, destination marketing and consumer behaviour. Ellen has volunteered at various festivals and events over the years where she gained valuable insights into the industry. Ellen has a background in sales and customer service and has worked in various retail roles for more than ten years.