Chair of Judges, National Judge
Peter Barclay OAM
Dorothy loves people and their stories and is passionate about the experiences that visitors take back home and share with their family and friends. Dorothy is member of the CIT Business Tourism and Industry Advisory Council.
Jerome de Rose
He has been the recipient of the National Training Legends Platinum Award; The Restaurant and Catering Association’s Lifetime Achievers Award and The John Scott Memorial Award for his commitment to vocational education and support for Canberra’s Business / Tourism Sectors. He was AUSTAFE’s National President in 2015.
Avon holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing – UK.
Kimberley Roberts Salee
Nowadays, she holds the role of Marketing and Communications Manager at the Canberra Convention Bureau, promoting the nation’s capital to event planners and meeting organisers nationally and internationally. Since her move to Canberra, Kimberley has quickly adopted her new hometown and loves to show off the capital to visiting friends and family, who are always amazed at the beauty, breadth of experiences and easy Canberra lifestyle.
Kimberley hails from Montreal – you might notice a funny French-Canadian accent when she talks – and before marketing Australian destinations, she was busy marketing the ultimate destination, space, working with astronauts at the Canadian Space Agency (yes, the Canadian NASA!).
Her experience in the tourism industry includes research and teaching at the University of Canberra and working in both public and private sector tourism-related organisations.
While her PhD research focused on sport tourism, she loves all aspects of tourism and is enjoying watching the way that Canberra’s tourism industry just keeps getting better and better.
He has thirty-three years of Hospitality Management experience, studying the Swiss Hotel Degree program at Regency Hotel School, Adelaide, lecturing in Hotel Management at CIT, with senior roles with airlines and a member of ACT Regional Development Australia and AgriSkills Australia.
Adrian has delivered national initiatives including the National Food Supply Chain and Food Processing in Regional Australia programs, building innovation and capacity in Australian food manufacturing and facilitating product commercialisation with both industry and research organisations for export.
An advocate of innovation, he engaged with the Seafood, Truffle and Hemp associations, writing several papers on workforce skilling, food & agricultural waste fibre.
Previously a member of Les Torque Blanche and the International Association of Professional Chefs he has performed state and national tourism awards judging over the last 17 years.
In 1997 Vicki was appointed Head of Gallery Development at the Australian War Memorial. For the next ten years she managed all of the major building and exhibition redevelopment projects at the Memorial. She managed the development of the new galleries including 3000 square metres of “object theatre” exhibitions that were built around the Lancaster Bomber G for George and the Japanese midget submarine. Vicki worked as the Director of Exhibitions, Design and Public Programs at the Western Australian Museum from June 2006 to April 2010 managing all of the program and exhibition development as well as the Museum’s seven sites. From May 2010 to October 2013 she was Assistant Director and Project Manager at the Australian National Maritime Museum managing many large projects including the circumnavigation of Australia by HMB Endeavour and the International Fleet Review Tall Ships event. Vicki is now Director of Programs and Projects at Australian Parliament House.
Marylou holds a Dip.Ed. and a Master of Tourism Management from the University of Canberra.
In 2008, she was recognised by the tourism industry for her outstanding contribution and in 2013, she was acknowledged by her peers receiving the President’s Award – Australian Marketing Institute.
Mentor and Judge