New Appointment to the Heritage Council
Matthew Groom MP, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, has confirmed the appointment of Ms Kathryn McCann as the new Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania's (TICT) representative to the Tasmanian Heritage Council for a three year term.
This appointment is considered an excellent opportunity to enhance the Heritage
Council's capacity to foster and expand the linkages and collaboration between
the Tasmanian heritage sector and the tourism industry. It is also
expected to help the Heritage Council to implement its Strategic Plan (2015 -
2020), as it works to develop The Tasmanian Collection, create a brand
framework for historic heritage and engage more actively with its key stakeholders
and Tasmanian partners.
Ms McCann is a highly regarded professional, a strategic thinker and an
action-orientated leader in the tourism industry. She has worked in
senior marketing roles with the Hobart International Airport, Tourism Tasmania and
the Federal Group, as its Sales and Marketing Manager. In these roles she
has overseen the expansion of the Hobart Airport as a major entry point, led
the development of the tourism brand and instigated Tourism Tasmania's 'Go
Behind the Scenery' campaign.
Ms McCann was also recognised for her innovative and creative work in the
tourism industry by being named the Minister's Young Achiever of the Year by
the Tourism Industry Council in 2013.
It is expected that Ms McCann's appointment will assist the Heritage Council to
reposition and chart a new direction that better links heritage protection and
its sound statutory management, with its capacity to realize its full potential
as a local asset, through sensitive development and adaptive reuse, as evidenced
by the many examples of venues, dining and accommodation options that have
taken up the opportunity to combine our visitor appeals in new and interesting
The development of sites like Entally, Nant, Shene and Woolmers; unique
accommodation options like the Henry Jones Art Hotel, Islington Hotel and Pump
House Point; the Tasmanian Wilderness Railway; a walk around the Cataract
Gorge, Low Head Pilot Station, Ross or Stanley; tours of Boags and Cascade
Breweries; and the collections managed by the QVMAG and the TMAG, are just
a few examples of key experiences that form an important part of the unique
experience we offer.
This appointment is another sign of Tasmanian's capacity to work effectively
across our traditional sectors, collaboratively and in a way that helps us to
realise the potential of our heritage assets and our visitor economy.