Name: Kathryn Mackenzie

Role: Judge

Kathryn began her tourism career in 1995 in Bendigo.  As Manager of Visitor Services Kathryn brought her museum experience to the fore by re-establishing the Visitor Centre in one of Bendigo’s most historic buildings.

In 2000 Kathryn was appointed as Executive Manager of Tourism with the City of Greater Bendigo.

With the re-development of the Bendigo Art Gallery, along with a very progressive local government vision for the arts, it seemed a logical step to collaborate and work in partnership with the Bendigo Art Gallery to promote Bendigo as a leading arts and cultural destination.

In 2014 she established the Regional Tourism Board for Bendigo and Region (Greater Bendigo, Mt Alexander, Central Goldfields and Loddon Shires) and developed the regional strategy bringing a more cohesive and regional approach to the delivery of tourism.

In 2016 she was awarded the State Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism by an individual.

In 2017 Kathryn was appointed CEO of Echuca Moama Tourism.

Kathryn’s passion for the Arts led her to Chair Culture Tourism Victoria (since 2014) and more recently Kathryn has been a regional representative on the State Committee on Transformation of Visitor Centres and  Chair of the Murray Regional Tourism Committee Visitor Centre Transformation Project.

Kathryn Mackenzie