Media release – Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, 24 May 2023

Luke Martin to step down as TICT CEO

The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania has today paid tribute to outgoing CEO Luke Martin.

TICT Chair, Daniel Leesong, said Luke’s contribution to the industry was significant.

“It’s no coincidence that Luke’s time as CEO coincided with huge growth in the sector. Luke has been a brilliant, passionate and incredibly effective advocate for our industry,” Mr Leesong said.

“Over 12 years, Luke has helped guide the industry through an unprecedented period of growth and transformation and he should be proud of what he has achieved. On behalf of the industry I want to express our gratitude and appreciation for his contribution.
“These are big shoes to fill and we will begin a recruitment process this week.”

Luke Martin said that it was a very difficult decision to move on but after 12 years it was time to look for new challenges and opportunities.

“This was more than just a job to me, I’m passionate about the industry and I will miss working with an incredible community,” Mr Martin said.

“However, the time has come to move on and let someone else help guide the industry through its next phase. I would like to thank the Board and everyone in the industry for their support over the last 12 years.”

Mr Martin will remain as CEO until 30 June this year.

Newsletter item – TNPA, 25 May 2023

Luke Martin resignation

Luke Martin, the CEO of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, has announced he will be stepping down on 30 June after 12 years in the top job. He has been a strong advocate for commercial developments within our national parks and the kunanyi and Cradle Mountain Cable Cars. Let’s hope his replacement is more attuned to the need to respect and protect the wild nature that attracts visitors to Tasmania.