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Committee Members

David Reed
President
NameDavid Reed
CompanyA highly experienced tourism consultant and operator, with well developed commercial business acumen, significant experience in business analysis and an extensive track record of successful tourism consultancies and commercial ventures. Currently Chairman of East Coast Tourism and Tourism Industry Council Tasmania.
Position in CompanyDirector - Reed Consulting
Phone0419 394 362
E-mailpresidenthobart@skal.org.au
Sarah Thomas
Vice President
NameSarah Thomas
CompanyAfter several years in hospitality Sarah graduated with a degree in marketing and human resources and went on to own a café and retail business. Sarah has since worked extensively within the tourism and hospitality industry in sales and marketing roles.
Position in CompanySales and Marketing Manager - RACT Destinations
Phone0438 306 766
E-mails.thomas@ract.com.au
Ian Reed
Treasurer
NameIan Reed
Phone0419 670 501
E-mailtreasurerhobart@skal.org.au
Issabel Eaves
Secretary
NameIssabel Eaves
CompanyIssabel started her career in tourism sales and marketing as International Sales Executive for Hard Rock Café Australia at age 19. Issabel went on to work in the industry in sales and marketing management roles on the Gold Coast and in Sydney and Hobart, representing organisations including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Accor Asia Pacific Hotels and Peppermint Bay. Issabel has completed a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and Japanese.
Position in CompanyBusiness Development Manager - Tourism Brochure Exchange
Phone0458 800 892
E-mailsecretaryhobart@skal.org.au
Alfred Merse
Immediate Past President
NameAlfred Merse
CompanyAlfred entered the tourism and hospitality industry in Hobart in 1973 and has many years of experience in hotel operations and sales and marketing focusing on the business events area.
Position in CompanyConference Sales Manager - Wrest Point Hotel and Convention Centre
Phone0418 128 987
E-mailalfred.merse@wrestpoint.com.au
Mark West
Membership Development Officer
NameMark West
CompanyiWest Pty Ltd
Position in CompanyDirector
Phone0457 100 200
E-mailmark@iwest.com.au
David Flower
PR & Communications Officer
NameDavid Flower
CompanyDave Flower has a passion for producing television and working with the tourism industry to capture exciting content - especially in Tasmania. Having worked in numerous countries over the last 25 years, Dave has seen a lot - but still plenty to go. Relocating to Hobart in 2012, Dave quickly engaged with the tourism and business community sectors. Dave is currently Chairman of Variety Tasmania, The Children’s Charity and a committee member for Skal Tasmania. Dave is co-owner and producer of Hobart based production company, Hype TV.
Position in CompanyHype TV - Co-owner and Producer
Phone0424 436 422
E-maildave@hypetv.com.au
Mohammad Aldergham
Committee Member
NameMohammad Aldergham
CompanyMohammad started in the hotel industry in Jordan in 1999 as a receptionist and worked his way up to his current position at Wrest Point in Tasmania. Throughout this journey he worked & managed hotels in Amman, Dead Sea, Brisbane & Hobart.
Position in CompanyAssistant Hotel Manager - Wrest Point Hotel and Convention Centre
Phone0422 288 898
E-mailMohammad.aldergham@wrestpoint.com.au
Tom McDevitt
Committee Member
NameTom McDevitt
CompanyTom McDevitt is Principal Director of TM Management Group. This events and logistics business was awarded the highly sort after Princes Wharf 1 management contract by the Tasmanian State Government in 2015. At the time, Tom was just 24, the youngest company director to be awarded such a contract. Tom attended the prestigious Hutchins School in Hobart, going on to complete a Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Marketing graduating in 2012. Tom’s passion for the community is evident by his role as a board director with Variety Tasmania - The Children’s Charity.
Position in CompanyManaging Director - TM Management Group
Phone0448 810 667
E-mailtom@tmmanagementgroup.com
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Committee Member
NameJennifer Fitzpatrick
CompanyJennifer is a passionate member and advocate for the Tourism Industry in Tasmania, having first arrived as an international student over 16 years ago. Jennifer has had a wide range of experience in Tasmania’s tourism industry, and in her nine years with Tourism Tasmania, Jennifer worked directly with trade and media partners to raise awareness of Tasmania as a destination; providing strategic marketing advice to the international marketing bodies and state-wide organisations and associations. She re-joined Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority in August of this year as the Marketing and Communications Manager.
Position in CompanyMarketing & Communcations Manager - Port Arthur Historic Sites
Phone0408 343 986
E-mailjennifer.fitzpatrick@portarthur.org.au
Ken Stronach
Committee Member
NameKen Stronach
Position in CompanyDirector - Tahune Airwalk
E-mailkstronach54@gmail.com