Judges

The Judging Panel

The Judging Panel is made up of experienced leaders of the Victorian tourism industry.

Recruitment is coordinated between VTIC and the Chair of Judges and Vice Chair of Judges.

Judges are selected using the following criteria:

  • A strong knowledge of the Victorian tourism industry;
  • Involvement at a middle or senior management level in the tourism industry or a similar service industry;
  • Experience and understanding of business planning processes;
  • Experience in developing and implementation of strategic and tactical marketing;
  • Financial management knowledge and the ability to identify potential commercial success;
  • Aware of OH&S and other legislative requirements and how they impact a business;
  • An understanding and awareness of industry sustainability practices;
  • Experience as a previous Tourism Award entrant (preferably winning entrant).

Meet the Judges

Alison McDowell
Alva Hemming
Andrew Gooday
David Spittle
Denise Castro
Denise Castro
Gayle Harvey
Gayle Harvey
Helen Charles
Helen Charles
Ian Firth
Jacqui Poulier
Jacqui Poulier
Jacquie Prentice
Jacquie Prentice
Jacqui Susan
Jacqui Susan
Jane Sydenham Clarke 2017
Jane Sydenham-Clarke
Julie Busch
Justin Vaughan
Justin Vaughan
Kathryn Mackenzie
Kathryn Mackenzie
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Katie Cooper
Louise Hudson
Louise Hudson
Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw
Martin Szakal
Nick Byrne
Nick Byrne
Olga Junek
paul_byrne
Paul Byrne
Peter Abbott
Peter Abbott
Peter Sexton
Peter Wade
Peter Wade
Rod MacNeil
Rod MacNeil
Sarah Seddon
Sarah Seddon
Sharon Beaconsfield
Sian West
Stephen Pykett
STEVEN-HIBBARD
Steve Hibbard
Stuart Toplis
Stuart Toplis
Wendy Jones