Yorke Peninsula Tourism Board

The 2023-2024 Yorke Peninsula Tourism Board members are:



  • Craig Costello

Deputy Chair:

  • Jo Buchanan

Board members:

  • Cathy Glazbrook
  • Helly Easther-Smith
  • Margie Gaisford
  • Bridget Johns
  • Anne Minion
  • Lynn Spurling 

About the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Board

The role of the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Board is to support the State’s overall goals of creating jobs for South Australians by sustaining a profitable tourism industry – with a focus on increasing visitor numbers, greater length of stay and yield.

Board members need to have effective communication and negotiation skills, along with the ability to communicate to the broader community.

Board members should possess the ability to balance a broader, strategic outlook with local priorities.   

The Board meets as often as may be required to conduct the strategic business of the Association and not less than four (4) times each calendar year.


Legal Requirements

  • The Yorke Peninsula Tourism Board is a (non-profit public) Incorporated Association. The Board is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985.
  • A Board Member who has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in a contract or proposed contract with the Association, must on appointment provide details of any relevant pecuniary interests and as soon as he/she becomes aware of his/her interest disclose the nature and extent of his/her interest to the Board.

Appointment / Reappointment to the Tourism Board

  • The Selection Panel will make all appointments to the Board. All appointments to the Board are for 1, 2 or 3-year terms. Length of appointments is at the discretion of the selection panel.

Board Member Criteria

  • Board members will use their professional skills to help oversee the organisation, but must understand that their role is to focus on strategic planning issues. The Manager of Yorke Peninsula Tourism is solely responsible for the management and operational issues of the association.
  • Extensive business experience, skills and strategic outlook
  • Financial planning and budget skills
  • Knowledge of the tourism and travel industry
  • Effective communication, negotiation skills and the ability to network and act as an ambassador promoting tourism to friends, colleagues and other contacts.
  • A willingness and commitment to get to know the organisation and the environment in which it operates
  • A “can do” attitude – positive, optimist and enthusiastic. The ability to look at problems and challenges and be able to find a way to overcome them.
  • Regular attendance at meetings and important related meetings, with adequate preparation for meetings including reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Full participation in the governance process
  • A commitment to teamwork and building working relationships with other committee members, including those with different backgrounds and ways of thinking. This leads to a collective commitment to improvement.
  • Active participation in evaluation and planning efforts, volunteering for and willingly accepting additional projects and duties if required.
  • Sincere support for the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Manager
  • An engaged Board does more than simply show up for scheduled meetings and vote to approve minutes and budgets. Engaged Boards partake in vigorous discussions that help shape the vision and future direction of the Association.

The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.