Gillian has extensive experience in tourism, marketing, and festival and event development. Her strengths are in building relationships and partnerships, and bringing people and organisations together to achieve great results. She has a special interest in building capacity within organisations and believes in the power of cross-fertilisation of ideas and creativity as a life force. As a co-founder of the Festival of Voices with Dr Neil Cameron, Gillian brings to the Board a practical understanding of the benefits of community development, professional arts practice and business outcomes.
Prior to her most recent role with Tourism and Events ACT as the Business Development and Sponsorship Executive for Floriade, she worked with Tourism Tasmania and Events Tasmania in senior positions, focusing on regional event development, event creation and brand aligned partnerships. She is currently working as part of the Tourism Northern Tasmania team based in Launceston.