Stuart Hicks AO

Chair

Trained in economics and planning, and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Stuart has led key state and national bodies, including the Department of Transport, Transperth, the State Shipping Service, Marine & Harbours and the National Transport Commission. He has served as commissioner of the WA Planning Commission and as chairman of the South West Development Commission. He has advised a wide range of key business and government officers on strategy and policy for over 30 years. He is active in regional affairs, is a longstanding member of the board of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and was founding chair of Mindful Margaret River. In 2006 Stuart was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to industry, government and the community. He lives in Margaret River.

 

Janine Carter

Deputy Chair | The Landsmith Collection/Voyager Estate

In 2019, Janine Carter moved from managing Voyager Estate’s Cellar Door and associated tourism and hospitality, to become The Landsmith Collection’s Head of Tourism & Business Development.  The Landsmith Collection is a portfolio of brands including Voyager Estate, Bullo River Station and a number of properties in development including Wallcliffe House. Janine is responsible for tourism trade engagement and supports the guest experience at these properties. Prior to her nine years managing Voyager Estate’s Cellar Door and direct sales, Janine worked with the Margaret River Wine Association and as a local journalist, providing her with a solid knowledge of the whole region.  Furthermore, she has experience in the New Zealand Wine Industry, events management and 12 years in journalism and PR.

Glenn Callegari

Hillzeez Down South Surf Shops

Glenn Callegari is a Certified Practising Accountant and worked at Wesfarmers before returning to Busselton and purchasing the Hillzeez Down South Surf Shop Group. Glenn has expanded the business and now owns nine stores in Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Bunbury and Albany. Prior to his appointment to the MRBTA Board, Glenn served on the Board of GBTA for two years. 

David Willcox

Common Ground Trails

David is a multi-talented professional with a broad experience and interests within tourism related industries. After completing his degree in digital media, his broad design background begun in the emerging online digital industry in the late 90s. This role merged into the graphic design, film production and fashion industries where David built a repertoire of design and marketing related skills. Recently as a general manager and lead designer or Willcox & Associates Architects he has been responsible for the operation, direction and growth of the Margaret River and Bali based practices. Most recently, David has established Common Ground Trails, one of the state’s leading trail planning and design consultancies. 

Keith Warrick

Eagle Bay Brewing

General Manager at Eagle Bay Brewery, Keith has also held similar roles at several Margaret River wineries and has over 20 years senior management experience. Keith is also the President of Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club and has also held positions on several boards including the Geographe Bay Tourism, Dolphin Discovery Centre, Geographe Vignerons Association and Australia’s South West  

Evan Lewis

Broadwater Resort

Evan is the Owner and Resort Manager of Broadwater Resort Busselton. Evan has 30 years’ experience in senior roles within the tourism and hospitality sector and a long-held passion for the Busselton and Margaret River Region. He has held several Regional Executive Marketing and Global Communications Roles with multi-national companies (including Asia Pacific’s largest hotel group Accor).  This experience combined with very fond childhood memories from annual family vacations in the Region made it an easy decision for him to invest in the Broadwater Resort when it was made available for sale in 2017.  Evan was appointed to the Board in 2019. 

Evan Lewis

Barry House

Having lived and worked locally for most of his life, Barry House notably served as a member of the State Parliament (Member for the South West Region) for 30 years. His dedication and service to the area, was recognised in 2019 when he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM).  Although ‘retired’ Barry is still closely involved with many community organisations and he is currently the Chair of the Busselton Jetty Inc, Patron of CinefestOZ, Friends of the Cape-to-Cape Track and several other groups.

 

Matt Credaro

Credaro Family Estate & Shelter Brewing Co.

Matt brings to the board his experience of current and previous roles on several boards and his involvement with hospitality, retail and tourism experiences in the region. Matt is a Busselton local who has grown up working in the wine industry and his family farming enterprise. Matt is part of the fourth generation at Credaro Family Estate and is also an owner at Shelter Brewing Co.. At Credaro Family Estate Matt’s role is Operations Manager and Director, where he oversees production in the vineyard and winery, as well as domestic and international sales. At Shelter Brewing Co. Matt is focused on creating, reviewing, and driving the strategic direction alongside the other board members.