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Committee Members

Dave Flower
President
NameDave Flower
CompanyDave Flower is co-owner of media production company Hype TV, based in Hobart, Tasmania. As the executive producer and client relationship manager, Dave is the face of the business. Dave started his career with the Nine Network Australia at the age of 17. As his career progressed, Dave worked in numerous roles in television, which saw him tour the globe producing stories of all genres. It’s a passion Dave still has today. When setting up Hype, Dave was invited to attend a Skal lunch by a good friend and Skaleague. Seeing the camaraderie and benefits of regularly attending Skal functions, Dave quickly progressed to be nominated and accepted as a member of Skal International Hobart. Hype TV specialise in producing high-end content for the tourism and hospitality industry in Tasmania. In 2015 Dave joined the Skal committee for 2 years before taking a leave of absence due to work commitments. In late 2019 Dave re-joined the Skal committee as Vice President.
Position in CompanyCo-owner & Executive Producer
Phone0424 436 422
E-maildave@hypetv.com.au
Brad Morgan
Vice President
NameBrad Morgan
Position in CompanyDirector - Morgans Liquor Merchants
E-mailbrad.morgan@morgansliquormerchants.com.au
Nicole Fisher
Treasurer
NameNicole Fisher
Position in CompanyDirector - Gin-uary Hobart
E-mailtreasurerhobart@skal.org.au
Secretary
NameNicole Fisher
Position in CompanyDirector - Gin-uary Hobart
E-mailsecretaryhobart@skal.org.au
Mark West
Committee Member
NameMark West
Position in CompanyDirector - iWest Pty Ltd
Phone0457 100 200
E-mailmark@iwestbroking.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 sought 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
Alfred Merse
Committee Member
NameAlfred Merse
CompanyAlfred has been involved in the tourism/hospitality/business events industry for 36 years and has experience at both the operational level and in sales and marketing. He has also spent some years working in a business development role and has a good understanding of the Tasmanian economy. Alfred also has experience setting up his own small business and understands the many frustrations, pitfalls and challenges involved in getting a new venture off the ground.
Position in CompanyConference Sales Manager - Wrest Point
Phone0418 128 987
E-mailalfred.merse@wrestpoint.com.au
Committee Member
NameBrad Nowland
CompanyFor the past ten years, Brad Nowland has been one of the key staff members behind the rise of the Liberal Party from opposition to Government. Developing and executing innovative and high impact media and campaign strategies, he is amongst the longest-serving Press Secretaries in Tasmanian politics. Brad also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Treasurer. Brad has worked on state election campaigns across the country, three Tasmanian state election campaigns and three federal election campaigns. Originally from the north-west coast, Brad moved to Hobart in 1998 and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours, majoring in public policy. Brad joined the Department of Treasury and Finance in 2002 and worked as a budget analyst in the Budget Management Branch and a principal policy analyst in the Inter-Government Financial Policy Branch, before joining the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in mid-2008.
Position in CompanyPartner - Font PR
Phone0439 614 893
E-mailbradn@fontpr.com.au