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Kelly Hick Appointed to MRBTA Board

By August 23, 2022August 24th, 2022What's new from the MRBTA?

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA), is delighted to welcome Kelly Hick as its newest Board Director.

Ms. Hick assumes the third available ‘Appointed’ role on the Board, allowing for the recruitment of individuals with specialist skills or knowledge.

Ms. Hick is an experienced multi-sector Board and Committee Member with governance experience in state and local governments, higher education and health sectors. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A former lawyer, Ms. Hick has experience at senior executive level across professional services and member-based organisations. Ms. Hick successfully sought election to the City of Busselton council in 2017 and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2019 to 2021.

Based in Dunsborough, Ms. Hick is currently the Principal of KLH Consulting, specialising in governance training, strategy and professional services’ projects. Ms. Hick also owns and operates Dunsborough Ridge Retreat, a boutique accommodation business.

The MRBTA Board has appointed Ms. Hick for a three-year term effective from 25th August 2022.

Ms. Hick joins a team of seven other Directors led by Board Chair Stuart Hicks AO. Director positions are currently held by Janine Carter, The Landsmith Collection/Voyager Estate; Glenn Callegari, Hillzeez Down South Surf Shops; David Willcox, Common Ground Trails; Keith Warrick, Eagle Bay Brewing Co.; Evan Lewis, Broadwater Beach Resort; Barry House and Matt Credaro, Credaro Family Estate/Shelter Brewing Co..

The appointment takes place as the organisation works to deliver MRBTA’s Strategic Directions 2022-2025, developed by the Board and shared with the local industry and community in June 2022.

MRBTA members will be invited to vote on two further elected Director positions at the Association’s AGM in October. The Board will call for nominations from eligible members in mid-September.

Comments attributed to MRBTA Chair Stuart Hicks AO:

“The Board has been working hard to develop a strong vision for the future of tourism in in this region, and there is a great deal we hope to achieve in the next few years in terms of delivering positive outcomes to the regional community.”

“The ongoing development of our strategy is dependent on having the right skills involved, so we are thrilled to have attracted a Director of Kelly’s calibre. With her extensive legal and governance experience, and her passion for the local community, Kelly’s appointment to the Board is ideal.” Mr Hicks says.

Comments attributed to MRBTA Board Director Kelly Hick:

“Having held numerous roles in this community, it has always been clear to me what a central role tourism plays in our way of life here.”

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to contribute to the important work of the MRBTA Board at this pivotal time, where new strategic directions are in place.”