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The TNT Team

A small team of dedicated and passionate people work behind the scenes at Tourism Northern Tasmania.  We've each got our own specialty, so please feel free to contact us for a chat.

 

CHRIS GRIFFIN - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER           

Chris has managed small and large commercial businesses, and was most recently employed as a Senior Executive for Tourism Tasmania.

During his four years at Tourism Tasmania he worked directly with the Northern Tasmanian tourism industry, and regional Tasmania as a whole. Prior to coming to Tasmania, Chris was General Manager Marketing for Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism, the largest Regional Tourism Organisation in New Zealand.

Chris’s areas of expertise include; Industry Relations, Brand Strategy, International Marketing, Digital Marketing, Destination Promotions and Airline and Event Partnership Marketing.

Chris, his wife Phoebe and daughters Lily and Josephine live very happily in East Launceston, from where they explore the city and region every weekend.

 

Contact Details
Email: chris@tnt.org.au
Phone: 03 6380 6099

 

ABBY STEPHENS - EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER

Abby plays an integral role at TNT and is our allrounder/ jack of all trades. From managing logistics to organising all of our events, she is the go to person for all things Tourism Northern Tasmania.
Abby’s multi-faceted role not only provides full support to the CEO and Board and the smooth operation of our office but she also acts as the Project Manager for key initiatives that support our industry and stakeholders. Abby operates at the highest level when managing projects, many of which are public facing and high profile.
In her spare-time you will find Abby and her daughter enjoying what our area has to offer whilst also studying externally a Bachelor of Commerce at Uni SA.  

Contact Details
Email: abby@tnt.org.au
Phone: 03 6380 6099


 

SARAH CANNELL -  MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Sarah’s our passionate Marketing Superstar who started with us in late 2014.   This new innovative role acting as Marketing and Communications officer for TNT. This involves following strategy and bravely communicating TNT’s brand to market using dynamic and innovative approaches, while also working with valued industry partnerships when appealing to consumers.   She looks forward to working within the TNT team in executing some dynamite campaigns and representing Northern Tasmania as the adventurous boutique destination that it is.

When Sarah is not in the office she can always be found out and about in the region with her partner Dave and golden retriever's Zoe and Stella partaking in some type of adventure.


Contact Details
Email: sarah@tnt.org.au
Phone: 03 6380 6099

  
  GILLIAN MILES - INDUSTRY LIAISON COORDINATOR

As Gillian’s part-time role focuses on working with LTA’s, Councils and the industry, as well as providing support to the event sector. Her responsibilities include working creatively and in collaboration with our stakeholders, developing training programs that deliver widespread benefits and developing partnerships of value that will stand the test of time.

She also facilitates the rollout of the Destination Action Plans in the northern region. Gillian has returned to the north of the state after an extensive career in the travel and tourism industry. Her previous roles have been with Events Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania and more recently
with Tourism & Events ACT, providing a strong foundation on which to build the capacity of our industry.

The allure of the northern region with superb wines and the freshest of produce on the doorstep was an irresistible opportunity and she now lives on 30 Hectares of land amongst the vineyards, overlooking the Tamar River.

Contact Details
Email: gillian@tnt.org.au
Phone: 03 6380 6099