New appointments to ensure continued tourism growth in Outback NSW

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall has announced two new appointments to the Board of Destination Country & Outback NSW to ensure the continued growth of tourism in rural and regional NSW.

19 February 2019

Mr Marshall was joined by Nationals candidate for Dubbo Dugald Saunders to welcome new Chairman Clyde Thomson AM and new Director Natalie Forsyth-Stock to the Board at the Destination Country & Outback NSW headquarters in Dubbo today.

Mr Marshall said Clyde Thomson had impressive qualifications, having spent more than 40 years working with rural and remote communities, most recently heading up the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern section.

Natalie Forsyth-Stock has a strong finance background and extensive networks within the tourism, food and wine and agribusiness sectors.

“Both new board members are passionate proponents of the State’s tourism industry and will play an important role in continuing to strengthen the visitor economy throughout the Country & Outback region,” Mr Marshall said.

“They will also be essential in contributing to the implementation of the Statewide Destination Management Plan, which was released this month.”

Mr Saunders said tourism was an important industry for the region and welcomed the new board members to help drive more overnight visitors to the Central West.

“Across our region we have so much to promote and much more for visitors to enjoy and I welcome any extra help to attract more tourists here to stay, eat, drink and spend their money,” Mr Saunders said.

Mr Thomson said he looked forward to steering the continued growth of tourism in the region.

“I look forward to supporting the many businesses and organisations within the region’s tourism industry through the work of Country & Outback NSW, to continue to grow the visitor economy and ensure we leverage everything we have to offer,” he said.

Mr Marshall also acknowledged the contribution of retiring Chairman Stephen Bartlett, who held the position for the last three years. Mr Thomson and Ms Forsyth-Stock commence their work on the Board today.

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