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.
Brenton Davis (Chair)
Brenton is the Director of Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action (KIOA), one of the premier adventure tourism businesses in South Australia. He is also very active in the tourism industry - Vice Chair of Tourism Kangaroo Island, a community representative on the TOMM (Tourism Optimisation Management Model) Committee, and an Industry Representative on the Australian National Landscapes Kangaroo Island Steering Committee. As an industry leader, Brenton is currently mentoring an International Tourism student through the Connect Flinders program, and is undertaking ongoing business training.
Stuart Livingstone (Vice Chair)
Stuart Livingstone is the CEO of Top Tourist 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.
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.
In 2001 Shaun commenced his employment with the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) and has held a number of positions including Manager – Experience Development and Regional Tourism Manager of Tourism Eyre Peninsula (based in Port Lincoln). Prior to his employment with the SATC, Shaun completed a degree in Cultural Tourism at Flinders University. Shaun has a diverse work background including small business, teaching and seven years in the construction industry. His professional focuses included destination and experience development, strategic planning and sales/ marketing / distribution
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.
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 CEO for Restaurant & Catering SA, 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.
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.