Peel's peak tourism body appoints five new faces to board

New MAPTO board. Photo: Supplied.
New MAPTO board. Photo: Supplied.

Five fresh faces have joined the board of region's peak tourism body, all of which bring a wealth of tourism knowledge and experience to their roles.

Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO) have appointed Myrianthe Riddy, Graeme Skeggs, Mark Abercromby, Ryan Mossny and Michelle Sidebottom to the board.

MAPTO chairwoman Pat Strahan, welcomed the new appointees and said they were the perfect compliment to the skills of existing members.

"All five are currently working in the tourism industry and are strongly invested in it," Ms Strahan said.

"Their knowledge, expertise and passion will be invaluable in setting the strategic direction for the future of tourism in the region."

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MAPTO acting chief executive officer Anita Kane said she looked forward to working with the new board members.

"These appointments will be hugely beneficial to Mandurah, especially when it comes to the new board member's knowledge and expertise around product and destination development."

The new board members join Ms Strahan, Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams, Adam Denniss and City of Mandurah chief executive officer Mark Newman on the MAPTO board from April.

Recognising the importance of tourism throughout Mandurah and the Peel Region, MAPTO is focused on delivering a "well-managed and accessible program of tourism marketing".

It also works to provide a professional level of destination development, including the development of key infrastructure assets, destination planning and advice on effective policy outcomes.

New board members:

  • Myrianthe Riddy is the owner and director of Quay Ventures, which operators as Mandurah Cruises and Rottnest Cruises.
  • Graeme Skeggs is the general manager of Tourism Services, ADAMS.
  • Mark Abercomby is the managing director of A A Travel Services.
  • Ryan Mossny is a co-owner of Two Feet and a Heartbeat
  • Michelle Sidebottom is the managing director of Breakaway Tourism.