The Territory’s peak body for events, Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), has recruited highly respected major events and tourism professional Suzana Bishop as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Her appointment follows the departure of former CEO Tim Watsford, who led the company for around five years and has taken up an opportunity interstate.
Suzana begins her new role at NTMEC on 16 January, after relocating to Darwin from Melbourne with her family.
The former Victorian resident brings with her 25 years of experience in the tourism and events industry. For the past four years, she led a comprehensive portfolio of events in Victoria as Chief Experience Officer at Federation Square. Some of the esteemed event organisations she has worked with also include the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), The Australian Grand Prix and The Royal Melbourne Show.
With a background in delivering destination events and experience strategies, Suzana is acutely aware of the vital role events play in supporting the tourism industry and contributing to the visitors’ economy.
She has served in various task forces and boards over the years, notably the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, Canberra International Music Festival Board, Port of Echuca, and Meetings and Events of Australia Board. Suzana is also an alumnus of the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group program, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), has a Masters in Advertising and an Executive MBA from RMIT University.
The NTMEC Board and team warmly welcome Suzana and her family, and look forward to working under her stewardship during the next phase of the company’s growth.