The Chair of Goulburn River Valley Tourism, Hon Fran Bailey, has recently announced her plan to step down as Chair of the region’s peak tourism organisation when her three year term ends in early 2017.

In announcing her intention, Hon Fran Bailey said ‘It has been an honour to serve as Chair on the Board of Goulburn River Valley Tourism and to be involved in the on-going development and composition of the role of the Board and the Strategic Plan, backed by a rigorous Business Plan, to represent and promote the Heart of Victoria region.

After three years, it is time to refresh the leadership of the organisation and bring in a new Chair to take Goulburn River Valley Tourism through the next stage of its exciting journey as the regional tourism organisation for the Shepparton, Strathbogie, Mitchell and Murrindindi Council areas’ Ms Bailey said.

The Goulburn River Valley Tourism Board is comprised of up to thirteen directors - one representative and one skill based director from each municipality, up to four skills based directors and the independent chair.

Goulburn River Valley Tourism is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the role of Chair to lead the Board has the responsibility for the governance and successful operation of the organisation and the strategic development and growth of the tourism industry across the region.

According to Executive Officer Wendy Jones ‘Through a Memorandum of Understanding that provides its core funding, the four municipalities have charged Goulburn River Valley Tourism with the delivery of a number of specific strategic functions including marketing; industry, product, skills and investment development; engagement and advocacy of the tourism industry across the region.

Ideally the Chair will have knowledge of corporate governance, experience in leadership and developing people, the ability to engage and communicate with all stakeholders and the skill to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a director in an ethical manner with appropriate independence.

An active and genuine interest in the Goulburn River Valley region and the tourism industry more generally would be highly regarded and it goes without saying that the time and commitment to chair and attend meetings convened at locations across the region is also required’ Ms Jones said.

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 31 October 2016 (now extended until Monday 7 November at 6.00pm) and a Position Statement can be downloaded below.

For further information contact:

Wendy Jones – Executive Officer Goulburn River Valley Tourism

0488 776 733 or wendy.jones@goulburnrivervalley.com.au