Visitor Economy Leadership Opportunity for Melbourne’s West

  • Do you have a passion for Melbourne’s West?
  • Do you want to contribute to the recovery of the visitor economy?
  • Do you wish to lead a great board?

Owing to the impending retirement of the current Chair, the Board of Western Melbourne Tourism (WMT) is seeking a new Chair.

The board seeks a well-respected industry leader with a passion for Melbourne’s west to lead the board into its next phase of strategic development and support the region’s recovery from the substantial impacts of the Covid19 pandemic. Melbourne’s west has been undergoing rapid growth and change with an expanding range of visitor experiences though now responding to the changing market conditions for the sector.

The WMT board mission is to increase the recognition and contribution of tourism to the region’s economy, ensuring potential visitors are aware of the unique factors that make Melbourne’s west a compelling place to visit and this interest converts to visitation growth. The board is currently focused on working collaboratively with other key stakeholders to support local industry operators, advocate to the government, and undertake steps to grow the capability of the sector and the quality of the visitor experience in the region.

Click here to access the Position Description for the WMT Chair and information for submitting an Expression of Interest. Expressions of Interest must close Monday 21 December.

If you would like further information about the role, please contact WMT Executive Officer, Richard Ponsford by phone: 0417 545 141 or email: