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Nomination Profile

Tom Cooney

Company:Tourism Adventure Group

Job title: Director

How many years has your organisation been a continuous member? 10+

Which Sector Panel do you fall under? Accommodation

Years of relevant experience you have for this role: 12

Please indicate any relevant qualifications you have for this role
I am a director of Nomads and Base Backpacker, collectively these businesses operated 23 accommodation business across Australia and New Zealand. In addition to my home grown experience I have worked in hostel accommodation operation in the USA, Central America and Europe.
I also have tourism board experience having previously been the Chair of Tourism Magnetic Island.

Please give a full outline of your professional and personal experience and skills that are relevant to your application
General Manager of Accommodation.
Group Operations Manager of a portfolio of 23 accommodation assets and currently owner and Director of a youth focused accommodation portfolio.

In no more than 25 words please state why you are perfect for this position
As a pragmatic optimist I bring a positive mindset to the professionalisation of an often fragmented market. I believe we can collectively improve the global product offering through open and consistent dialogue.