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
Alison McDowell
Alva Hemming
Andrew Gooday
David Spittle
Gayle Harvey
Gayle Harvey
Helen Charles
Helen Charles
Ian Firth
Jacqui Poulier
Jacqui Poulier
Jacquie Prentice
Jacquie Prentice
Jane Sydenham-Clarke
Jenine Fleming
Jenine Fleming
Julie Busch
Justin Vaughan
Justin Vaughan
Louise Hudson
Louise Hudson
Matt Noble
Martin Szakal
Nick Byrne
Nick Byrne
Olga Junek
Paul Albone
Peter Sexton
Peter Wade
Peter Wade
Rocky Barca
Sharon Beaconsfield
Sian West
Stephen Pykett
Stuart Toplis
Stuart Toplis
Wendy Jones