John is currently a Commissioner of Tourism Western Australia. He holds an Executive MBA and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. O’ Sullivan said there was tremendous opportunity for tourism growth in Tropical North Queensland.
“I am excited to have been invited on to the Board to share my experience and support the region,” he said.
“I look forward to learning further from the team and also helping to deliver great results as Australia continues to open up for business.”
Tourism is the main economic driver in the TNQ region and number one employer with one in 5 people employed in the tourism industry.
The Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) region is best known as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests (the only place in the world where the “rainforest meets the reef”). The region encompasses Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait in the north, Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Gulf Savannah, Kuranada, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach, and south to Cardwell. The land coverage equates to 20 percent of the total area of Queensland but is home to only 6 percent of the Queensland population.
Experience Co owns Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel, Reef Magic, Fitzroy Island Adventures, Big Cat Green Island, Calypso Reef Cruises, Daintree Tours and Skydive Australia in Tropical North Queensland.