Margy Osmond
Margy OsmondCEO

Our CEO

Margy Osmond is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), assuming the role in October 2014. Margy has extensive experience in policy development and advocacy, politics, membership organisations, management, media and public relations.

Before joining TTF, Margy was the inaugural CEO of the Australian National Retailers’ Association (ANRA), now the Retail Council, which was established in 2006 as a lobby and research organisation to be the voice of the large national retailers in Australia. Prior to this, Margy was the CEO of the State and Sydney Chambers of Commerce in NSW for five years.

Margy has a wide range of Board experience having been Chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board and Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation, Deputy Chair of Tourism NSW, and served on the boards of the Australian Sports Commission, Bell Shakespeare, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, NSW Major Events, the NSW Police Minister’s Advisory Board and NSW State Transit Authority. Margy also chaired the bid and official Organising Committee for the largest non-elite sporting event in the world, the International World Masters Games, held in Sydney in 2009.

Our People

Favourite Travel Destination: Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW

Amanda-Fav-Travel-Destination1

Favourite Travel Destination: Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River, WA

MargaretRiver_SamMoreton

Favourite Travel Destination: Whitsundays Islands, QLD

Whitsundays_GraemeMoses

Favourite Travel Destination: Fraser Island,
QLD

Chris-Fav-Travel-Destination1

Amanda Clark
Director Marketing & Operations

Amanda holds the position of Director Marketing & Operations at TTF. Amanda joined TTF’s marketing team in 2003 and since that time her comprehensive knowledge of the industry and membership base has seen her responsible for strategic marketing, sponsorship, membership and events. The portfolios of finance, operations, marketing and events are currently consolidated under her leadership.

Sam Moreton
Director Policy & Research

Sam holds the position of Director Policy & Research at TTF.  With responsibility for the government relations, policy, research and communications teams. Sam joins TTF with over 20 years’ private and public sector experience in Transport, Economic Reform and Industry. Sam has a solid understanding of the national transport and tourism sectors and the political and public policy framework in which they operate.

Having held Senior Policy and Chief of Staff roles in the transport, roads and freight portfolios, he has returned to Transport with significantly added senior experience in policy and advocacy campaigns.

Sam’s work with high profile political figures has given him an extraordinary network of contacts across the public and private sector.

After leaving politics, Sam worked for a time with leading bi-partisan public affairs firm Government Relations Australia and more recently as a public servant in the Australian Department of Industry Innovation and Science.

Graeme Moses
Director Business Development & Membership

Graeme holds the position of Director Business Development & Membership. He joined TTF in 2016 and is responsible for the organisation’s relationships with its members and strategic partners.

A former journalist and media adviser to the NSW Opposition Leader and a Federal Parliamentary Secretary, Graeme has held senior executive positions covering marketing, member services, events, operations, communications and government relations at the NSW Chamber of Commerce, the Australian National Retailers Association and the Financial Services Council.

Ben Gommers
Policy Manager

Ben holds the position of Policy Manager at TTF. Ben has a broad range of experience in smart mobility, roads and public transport infrastructure and brings a unique perspective to the portfolio having worked in senior policy and commercial roles across public and private sectors. Prior to joining TTF, Ben was a senior advisor at the NRMA and has previously advised Transport for NSW, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Roads & Maritime Services, Transport Certification Australia and Transdev. Ben has also worked with Government Ministers and State Members of Parliament. Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Griffith University.

Favourite Travel Destination: Byron Bay, NSW

ByronBay_TonyHarrington

Favourite Travel Destination: Canberra,
ACT

canberra_sophiahabib

Favourite Travel Destination: Thala Beach, Port Douglas, QLD

MariePerre_dec2016

Favourite Travel Destination: Barossa Valley, SA

Nat-Fav-Travel-Destination1

Tony Harrington
Policy Manager

Tony holds the position of Policy Manager at TTF. He is a corporate communications leader and has more than 20 years’ experience working for major entities in the aviation and tourism sectors in Australia and overseas. A principal speechwriter for Etihad also producing strategic messaging, submission, news release and lobbying content for Etihad and aviation partners.

Prior to Etihad, Tony was involved in key communications roles for entities including Qantas, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines, LAN Airlines, China Southern Airline, Marriott Hotel and Resorts, Hertz, Antarctica Sightseeing Flights and Positively Wellington Tourism (NZ), as well as communications support for one of Australian tourism’s pre-eminent figures, Mr Leslie Cassar AC and his businesses. Before entering corporate communications, Tony was a journalist with the Fairfax Group

Susan Streeter
Policy Manager

Susan holds the position of Policy Manager at TTF and has over 10 years’ experience in both government and industry. She has provided policy development and executive/ministerial support in the following NSW State Government organisations: Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Transport, NSW Investment Corporation, Department of Industrial relations, Department of industrial Development and Decentralisation, Government Information Service, State Library and was seconded as Research Officer to the NSW Parliamentary Committee on Small Business for the review of red tape.

Prior to joining TTF Susan was Director of Future Networks at the Energy Networks Association, manager of the National Standards Office and Accreditation Board, Research Manager at Barlow Jonker Pty Ltd and the Deputy Executive Director at the NSW Minerals Council.

Marie Perre
Senior Marketing & Events Manager

Marie holds the position of Senior Marketing & Events Manager with responsibility for the events team. She joins TTF with over 12 years’ experience in event management. Marie also has extensive experience in marketing, branding, communications and sponsorships and has worked in marketing and communications teams of global organisations who are leaders in their field.

Prior to joining TTF, Marie was Functions & Events Manager for global financial services provider Macquarie Group, Event Specialist for multinational software corporation Autodesk, Event Manager for Trans – Tasman Business Circle and Event Manager for global defence giant BAE Systems. Before embarking on a career in event management, Marie has a background in corporate communications, human resources and advertising.

Natalie Bain
Marketing & Events Manager

Natalie joined the Marketing & Events team at TTF with a background in events and logistics in the promotional media industry, as an Account Coordinator at Media-V.  Holding a Bachelor of Management in Tourism, with a sub-major in events, Natalie completed an internship at CAPA (Centre for Aviation) building experience across multiple divisions including the Events and Research teams.

Favourite Travel Destination: Kakadu National Park, NT

Kakadu_LizOrfanos

Favourite Travel Destination: Sydney,
NSW

Alison-Fav-Travel-Destination1

Favourite Travel Destination: Salamanca Market, TAS

Favourite Travel Destination: Noosa,
QLD

Noosa_DavidTooman

Liz Orfanos
Marketing & Events Manager

Liz holds the position of Marketing and Events Manager at TTF and has a work history in event management, conference organisation and sales.  She has a strong social and community involvement in committees and fundraising for the Cronulla and Sydney branches of Surf Life Saving and is a qualified florist.

Alison Beaumont
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Alison joined TTF with more than 6 years’ experience in the corporate and professional services sectors. Having completed diplomas and certification in leadership and management including risk management, strategy and business planning, she has worked closely with management teams through innovation, transition and growing business. Alison joined TTF from Coffey International Limited, and now provides executive support to CEO, Margy Osmond and the TTF Team.

Sophia Habib
Administration & Office Assistant

Sophia holds the position of Administration and Office Assistant at TTF and provides admin support to the Policy team, Events team and general office administration responsibilities. Sophia has previously worked with the AMA supporting the policy advisors.

David Tooman
Finance Manager

David holds the position of Finance Manager at TTF. He is CA qualified originally from NZ and has strong commercial management experience.

Prior to joining TTF David was Finance Manager with The Outsourced Group which was a company that offered professional development for corporates. David reported directly to the CEO/MD of the business. He was responsible for the full finance function from payroll, tax calculations, reporting and HR.