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 2019 Judges

Alison McDowell
Alysia Brandenburg
Alysia Brandenburg
Andrew Carruthers
Carine Boucier
David Spittle
Dwight Harrison
George Josevski
Helen Charles
Helen Charles
Ian Firth
Isabelle Fennessy
Jacquie Prentice
Jacquie Prentice – Chair
Jane Osborn
Jane Sydenham Clarke
Jane Sydenham-Clarke
Kathryn Mackenzie
Kathryn Mackenzie
Kellie Monger
Lindy Allen 2018
Lindy Allen
Louise Hudson
Louise Hudson
Lucy Couper
Lucy Couper
Martin Szakal – Deputy Chair
Michael Fletcher
Milton Collins
Natalie Pizzini
Nick Byrne
Nick Byrne
Olga Junek
Peter Abbott
Peter Wade 2018
Peter Wade
Rozanne Lawton
Sarah Seddon
Sarah Seddon
Sharon Richardson
Sharon Richardson
Stephen Pykett
Stuart Toplis
Stuart Toplis
Sue O'Donoghue, Green Olive
Sue O’Donoghue
Tim Chandler