The South Australian Tourism Industry Council is governed by an elected Board who represent the Members' interests. The Board’s role is to plan and establish policies that are consistent with and reinforce the mission and values of SATIC.
Stuart Livingstone (Chair)
Stuart Livingstone is the CEO of Top Parks of Australia (National). Prior to this Stuart was the CEO of the Caravan and Camping Industries Association of SA (CCIASA), a position he held for the past eleven years. The CCIASA represents and promotes business and service excellence among 130 caravan and camping associated businesses, and it provides vital self-drive tourism information and support to the travelling public.
Stuart is also a member of the CRVA National Marketing Committee. The self-drive tourism industry has experienced record manufacturing growth in recent years. Currently over 6.5 million Australians enjoy the caravanning and camping lifestyle with a surge in participation by people in the 30 to 49 age group.
Eoin Loftus (Vice Chair)
Eoin (Owen) Loftus has over 20-years experience in the South Australian tourism industry and is CEO of Culshaw Group of Companies incorporating SA owned & operated Majestic Hotels and numerous commercial property investments. Within the Majestic Hotels portfolio are Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in Adelaide, Majestic Old Lion & Tynte Street Apartments in North Adelaide, Majestic Oasis Apartments in Port Augusta and Majestic Minima Hotel in North Adelaide. Eoin has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Adelaide University. Eoin has extensive experience in planning, designing, establishing & successfully operating new hotel accommodation businesses. He has a proven track record in strategically growing revenue consistently, continuously refining expense models to ensure efficiency and successfully securing profitability long term.
As the Director, Customer and Commercial Services within the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Recourses (DEWNR), Rob is responsible for the department’s key commercial operations. This includes the management of the iconic visitor attractions in national parks (including Cleland Wildlife Park, Seal Bay, Naracoorte Caves), State Flora Nurseries and Adelaide Goal. He also oversees the provision of state-wide customer services such as mapping and digital data sales, water licensing and the administration of the Crown land estate. With over 30 years’ experience in various financial roles in both the public and private sectors, Rob served as the Director Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer for the department from 2003 to 2012. He has also undertaken financial roles internationally in an electricity distribution utility, manufacturing sector, the retail industry and audit services. Rob is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently serves on a number of departmental executive sub committees.
Tanya is the Manager Tourism at Alexandrina Council based in Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She has a retail and banking background prior to nearly 20 years of experience in local government across a number of roles including visitor servicing, tourism promotion, event and volunteer management. Tanya has a Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) and is a past Chairperson and committee member of the South Australian Accredited Visitor Information Centre Working Party, Rotary Group Study Exchange team member, Earthwatch volunteer team member, Cittalslow Goolwa Working Party committee member and is on the Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Committee.
Sally Neville is Deputy CEO for Restaurant & Catering Australia, the peak body for the restaurant & catering sector. Having previously owned and managed her own restaurant and catering businesses in SA over more than 20 years she is well aware of the challenges of running small businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. She is a member of the Academic Board for the International College of Hotel Management, holds an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and sits on the South Australian Tourism Food & Wine Action Group.
Peer Norsell is the General Manager of Hilton Adelaide and has over 25 years of hospitality experience of which the past 16 years have been with Hilton Worldwide Hotels & Resorts. Previous experience includes pre-opening of luxury hotels, hotel renovations, destination marketing, food & beverage conceptualizing in regions such as South East Asia, Australia and The Middle East. Graduating from the Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality Chur and Cornell GMP, Peer has spent the past 20 years travelling the world, leading various projects for Hilton Worldwide. His experience within the industry and proven track record in delivering successful business solutions through multicultural teams is one of the many reasons why he has been appointed to various industry boards within South Australia. Peer is currently a member of the board of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council and the International College of Hotel Management Academic board. He is the Hotel Accommodation representative of the Australian Hotels Association SA and sits on various other committees ranging from marketing advisory panels to Adelaide City Council reference groups and local community organisations.
Brad is the Tourism Development Manager for the Eyre Peninsula region which encompasses eleven local government areas. Having worked in the tourism industry since 1998, Brad has undertaken a wide variety of roles across numerous facets of the tourism industry: Coordinator - SA Whale Centre Victor Harbor, Tourism Product Development Officer – Flinders Ranges, Tour Manager – Kangaroo Island Wilderness Resort, Tour Guide - Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, Groovy Grape Getaways, Go Ride A Wave, Specialist Adventure Guide (Canada) . Brad has a degree in Ecotourism for Flinders University and having managed his own SME has a firm understanding of small business management and the associated pressures.
James has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, starting as a chef in Mt Gambier before embarking on a 10 year journey around the world diversifying his hospitality and tourism skills. james has worked in kitchens , bars and restaurants throughout the world and has now worked in 8 countries as well as travelling over 50 countries. Now back in his home town of Mt Gambier james is the proprietor of the Old Mt Gambier Gaol which is the only prison in Australia to be converted to full time boutique accommodation. The Old Gaol holds large music shows such as Hilltop Hoods and Xavier Ruddas well as weddings, birthday parties, school camps, sporting teams, bus groups and large functions.
Jim is President of the Taxi Council SA - the peak taxi-cab industry body in South Australia. Its purpose is to lead the taxi industry and enable it to provide a quality, efficient and demand responsive transport service which achieves customer satisfaction and a fair return for all of its participants.
Matt is an energetic and innovative tourism professional dedicated to the growth of tourism in both South Australia and into the broader Australian tourism industry. As the Managing Director of South Australia’s best major tourist attraction and a Hall of Fame inductee (South Australian tourism awards 2013) Mat believes that his business’ success can be largely attributed to two key attributes. The first is his ability to craft and communicate a compelling vision to motivate a team around me to deliver on it. The second is the ability to find opportunity in adversity and to work with others to develop innovative solutions.