Tourism - Business Development Executive Officer
Karen is responsible for Tourism and Business Development for the Gladstone Region and Tourism for the Banana Shire including destination marketing, brand and product development. A Gladstone Region native with extensive business, corporate and professional contacts throughout the Region who knows and understands the challenges, opportunities and achievements of the tourism business industry within our larger region and expectations for the future.
Karen is dedicated to developing small to medium businesses in the Gladstone Region through providing mentoring, information and referrals in areas like business management, financial management, business planning, marketing, networking and other general business advice.
Karen has previously owned and successfully operated her own award winning small business in Gladstone Region for well over 20 years.
Tourism Queensland Digital Program Cluster Leader – September 2011 – August 2012 – Mentored over 37 tourism businesses through a Digital Ready Program to help operators capture more business online and working one-on-one with individual operators to benchmark their businesses against world’s best practice.