The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Brad Ostermeyer as its new Chief Executive.
Mr Ostermeyer was appointed following a competitive recruitment process, and boasts extensive experience in senior roles in the public sector, most recently as Executive Director of Infrastructure with Regional Development Victoria.
Victoria Tourism Industry Council Chair Charles Davidson said Mr Ostermeyer had an impressive background that would lead VTIC into a period of growth, as tourism continued to be a key industry to the Victorian economy.
“Brad has held roles with Tourism Victoria and in the former Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development which will put him in good stead to deliver outcomes for the tourism industry,” Mr Davidson said.
“With the tourism sector growing at such a fast rate, accounting for more than 209,000 jobs now and estimated to reach 325,000 by 2020, it is imperative VTIC stands as a collective voice to represent the industry and advocate on its behalf.
“I have no doubt Brad will make an excellent contribution to the organisation, providing innovative leadership in a time of growth and securing policy wins for Victorian tourism.”
Incoming Victoria Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Brad Ostermeyer, who takes up his position in mid-January 2017, said he was thrilled to join an organisation with such an outstanding reputation as VTIC.
“VTIC is a leader in the tourism and hospitality sector, providing a voice for thousands of operators and businesses in Victoria. I look forward to meeting with many of its members, and working with the VTIC team to continue and grow its impressive record in representing our industry,” he said.
“I also thank outgoing Chief Executive Dianne Smith for her strong leadership of VTIC for the past five years, and will look to build on the foundations and strong record of achievements she has passed on.”
Mr Ostermeyer will commence with VTIC on 16 January 2017.
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