Bullock is chief executive of 1834 Hotels Group, a network of individually-owned hotels, motels, apartments and resorts across Australia formerly called Country Club Hotels and Resorts.
Announcing the appointment today, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said Bullock’s wealth of industry experience, knowledge and insights would be invaluable as the state continued to develop its $6.8 billion visitor economy.
“The Marshall Liberal Government is unwavering in its commitment to building South Australia’s visitor economy – with a target of $8 billion by the end of next year – which will drive ongoing jobs growth and benefit the more than 18,000 dedicated and passionate tourism operators right across the state,” he said.
“Mr Bullock also has a strong understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges facing our tourism operators in regional SA, a traditional backbone of our destination marketing initiatives.”
Bullock will take up his two-year appointment on Tuesday, replacing Sean Keenihan, who stepped down after four years in the role.
“We congratulate and thank Mr Keenihan for his valuable service to the local tourism sector, during which time an additional 5,000 jobs were created, many of them in the regions, and record growth was achieved,’’ Ridgway said.
He also announced Grant Wilckens and Donna Gauci as two new SATC Board Directors:
Wilckens, founder and CEO of G’Day Group, fills a board vacancy.
Gauci, chief operating officer of SeaLink Travel Group, replaces Rawnsley Park Station owner Julie Smith, whose term expires at the end of the month.
Australian Hotels Association’s SA Manager, Ian Horne, has also been reappointed to the SATC board for two years.
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