Interim SA Tourism Commission CEO Stephanie Rozokos. Photo: Supplied
Temporary tourism boss appointed
Stephanie Rozokos has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Tourism Commission, after long-time CEO Rodney Harrex vacated the role last week.
Rozokos joined the SATC in 2010 and has been the agency’s Chief Financial Officer for the last 10 years – managing a team of 20 staff and having responsibility for finance, contracts procurement, human resources and ICT.
A Certified Practicing Accountant and UniSA graduate, Rozokos worked with accounting firms Hall Chadwick and Henson Lloyd Chartered Accountants before taking up a senior position as Finance Manager with Lockheed Martin in 2008.
Along with her ongoing commitments with the SATC, she is also the Board Deputy President of aged care organisation Resthaven Incorporated.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Stephanie’s calibre already working within the SATC and who is available to step up as interim CEO while the recruitment process is underway,” SATC Chair Andrew Bullock said in a statement.
“Stephanie has terrific credentials and knows the tourism sector extremely well, which ensures the transition will be smooth, and the industry can expect very much business as usual from the SATC.”
Harrex, who led the tourism body since April 2013, announced earlier this month he would be stepping aside from the role.
The state government says it is currently undertaking a global recruitment process to find his permanent replacement.