Board of Directors Attendance 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
|Board||Current Term||Number of Board Meetings (7 mtgs)||Audit Finance & Risk Committee (6 mtgs)|
|Simon Currant||2/9/13 – 1/9/15 (6th term)||7||n/a|
|John Fitzgerald*||15/1/13 – Till end of appointment (CEO)||7||n/a|
|Dallas Newton||2/3/2012 to 1/3/2015 (1st term)||6||5|
|Kimberly Seagram||15/10/12 to 14/10/14 (3rd term)||7||n/a|
|Brett Torossi||14/10/13 to 13/10/15 (2nd term)||7||6|
*John Fitzgerald is the Chief Executive Officer and his representation on the Tourism Tasmania Board is for the term of his appointment.
No longer serving on the Tourism Tasmania Board Directors – terms ceased during the 2013-2014 FY:
|Grant Hunt||1/6/2011 to 31/5/2014 (1st term)||7||n/a|
|Karen Scott Davie||2/3/2012 to 30/5/2014 (1st term)||7||6|
|Mark Kelleher||14/10/13 to 2/4/2014 (2nd term)||4||n/a|
Audit, Finance and Risk
The Audit, Finance and Risk Committee (AFRC) meets at least four times a year. The primary role of the committee is to assist the Board of Directors fulfil its corporate governance responsibilities in overseeing and reviewing Tourism Tasmania's internal controls, internal audit relationships, contact engagements, risk management and financial reporting. The committee comprises three board members. Attending the AFRC on request are the Auditor General, Finance Director DEDTA, the Director Operations and Planning, the Business Services Coordinator, the Business Services officer and the internal auditors.
As at 30 June 2014, Tourism Tasmania had a total of 72 staff consisting of 63 permanent and fixed-term, 8 casual and 1 senior executive. Of the 72 staff there were 48 female (67%) and 24 male (33%).
Contracts and Consultants
The following tables provide detailed information on Tourism Tasmania's contracts and consultancies procured or awarded during 2013-14.
Table 1: Contracts with a value of $50,000 or over (excluding GST) and excluding consultancy
|NAME OF CONTRACTOR|| |
LOCATION OF CONTRACTOR
|DESCRIPTION OF CONTRACT||PERIOD OF CONTRACT||TOTAL VALUED OF CONTRACT|
|Copy Writing Services for TTas|| |
Tasmania & Mainland
|Prequalified panel of local and interstate copy writers for project work. (listed on www.tenders.tas.gov.au)||2013-15||$100,000|
|Australian Tourism Data Warehouse|| |
|Tourism Operator Data distribution- Annual fee for services (Australia wide agreement)(Not listed)|
|Web Hosting & 24/7 Support- Annual fee(Not listed)|
|Tourism Research Australia|| |
|National Cooperative Tourism Research- Annual fee for services.(Australia wide agreement - Not listed)||2013-14||$97,670|
Table 2: Consultancy contracts with a value of $50,000 or over (excluding GST)
NAME OF CONTRACTOR
LOCATION OF CONTRACTOR
|DESCRIPTION OF CONTRACT||PERIOD OF CONTRACT||TOTAL VALUE OF CONTRACT|
Right to Information
Tourism Tasmania has a legal obligation to respond to requests for information in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009, which came into effect on 1 July 2009. The Act provides members of the public with the right to access information held by government and its agencies, with the exception of information deemed by the Act to be exempt.
In 2013-14, Tourism Tasmania did not receive any requests for information.
A Whole-Of-Government Framework for Tasmanians with a Disability
Tourism Tasmania continues to develop the Tourism Tasmania consumer website www.discovertasmania.com.au in accordance with the Tasmanian Government's accessibility standards with due attention paid to the principles laid down by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Tourism Tasmania publishes the website with a content management system that is widely used by a range of government organisations, universities, art galleries, large museums and commercial enterprises in Australia and worldwide. On the website, Tourism Tasmania provides accessible product, attractions and tours to ensure they are easily found by this market segment.