Cultural Attractions of Australia is pleased to announce John Quertermous as Chair of the Board.
Cultural Attractions of Australia (CAOA) is pleased to announce that John Quertermous, Marketing & Communications Director Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia has been appointed Chair of the Board. He is joined by new directors Jane Zantuck, Assistant Director, Marketing and Corporate Partnerships National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Bronwyn Klepp, Head of Marketing, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Angelique Brcic, Partnership Manager, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Anne McVilly (Treasurer), Director Tourism Operations, Port Arthur Historic Sites. In addition to founding board members Erin Lightfoot (Vice-chair), Noel Langdon (Secretary), Sarah Hitchcock, Australian War Memorial (Director) and Jennifer Ganske, nbn (Director) who remain.
“Cultural Attractions of Australia’s Board has an excellent representation across our membership as well as the ongoing commitment from several of the founding board members who established a strong base for the collective.” says John Quertermous.
All Board positions were unanimously voted in at the CAOA hybrid Annual General meeting last week.
CAOA was established to bring together iconic arts, sporting and historic attractions to offer a selection of unique, behind-the-scenes experiences for the travel industry to include in their clients’ itineraries. Each experience is guided by passionate experts in their field who shares their special interests with guests, helping to bring a particular place, culture and community to life.
“CAOA experiences have limited participant numbers, which allow for more authentic interactions and this is what travellers are looking for right now.” says Executive Officer Annabel Sullivan.
CAOA is part of Tourism Australia’s Signature Experiences program and is supported by all State Tourism Organisations. Quertermous emphasised the importance of these partners, particularly as the industry restarts the visitor economy following the disruption of the last couple of years. “It is their support that will help us emerge even more committed to delivering experiences that will fulfill the pent up demand for enjoyable and memorable travel,” he says.
Quertermous extended his thanks to CAOA’s outgoing Chair Jennifer Ganske for her leadership, direction and passion during her three-year term as Chair. He also acknowledged the significant contribution made over the last three years by outgoing board members Robbie Brammall of Mona, Felicia Mariani of Victoria Tourism Industry Council and Sarah Staruszkiewicz of Visit Canberra.