We are DMR Tourism

DM Tourism (Daylesford Macedon Tourism Ltd.) is the peak industry body for tourism in the Daylesford and Macedon tourism region.  The DM Tourism Board includes five industry skilled-based members. The board is chaired by an independent Chairman.

The role of DM Tourism is to develop a co-ordinated approach to marketing, product development, infrastructure development and industry development for the region. 

We are an independent body, operating as a not for profit business, where all profits are reinvested back into developing and promoting the region. Tourism Victoria and local government are key financial stakeholders in the organisation, providing core funding that underpins the organisation’s operations.

We are your peak body for tourism and we are here to listen and represent your interests. As a regional tourism board we are advocates for the region’s tourism sector, engaging with local, state and federal governments. We are always here to support you, to hear your ideas, take your feedback and listen to your views. Equally we are here to provide advice and be a sounding board to ensure the success of your business.

Andrew Dick, Chairperson

Andrew has extensive experience in engaging with family and private business owners, predominantly in Victoria and is currently a Partner with advisory group, nem Australasia.

Additionally, he chairs two groups in TEC (The Executive Connection) which provides monthly mentoring and group meetings to a range of business owners and CEO’s across Melbourne.

In these roles his key areas of focus are:
• Business review, strategic planning and change management
• New market development and client research
• Business development and stakeholder relationship and management
• Management and team mentoring and leadership development
• Chairing and managing regular Board of Management meetings
• Business and Management succession planning

In his previous role working for a national fruit network company, AFFCO, Andrew led and managed strategic and operational planning, staff/ team recruitment, business and sales development, all with Board reporting and accountability, as part of the leadership of the national network of leading fruit companies.

At a personal level, Andrew was brought up on a farm in Scotland and on meeting his lovely Australian wife, moved to Australia and decided to settle in Macedon. Coming from the beautiful Scottish Borders Country and living in the Macedon Ranges, Andrew has always valued living in a beautiful rural environment. At the same time, ensuring the sustainability of country areas in many ways (community, economic, environmental), has always been of interest to him – hence the commitment to Daylesford Macedon Tourism.

DM Tourism Board Members

Michael Woods, Chair of DMT Finance and Risk Subcommittee

After completing a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and Science (Genetics) Michael joined Macquarie Group and then spent the next 13 years working in Melbourne, Seoul, Hong Kong, Moscow, Almaty and London and then joining Equis Funds Group, moved to Manila for nearly 2 years. Over this time, Michael worked in the infrastructure development, private equity and project development roles where he invested and managed projects worth around $1 billion across a broad range of sectors including as cinemas, renewable energy, rail, power generation, water treatment, hydropower and communications infrastructure.

After returning to Australia in 2016, Michael choose to live in beautiful Mt Macedon and sought to bring his deep strategic, commercial, financial and project management expertise to improve outcomes for researchers developing exciting medical technology in Australia. Michael is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NextMed Capital (a small, early stage medical and biotechnology investment fund) and a non executive director of Bravo Biotechnology (which is developing a novel genetic therapy that will dramatically improve treatment outcomes for motor neurone disease).

Elizabeth Corbett, Board Member

Liz is a non-executive director with 23 years’ experience serving on boards across various business sectors and is a graduate and fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 1997 she started her management consulting business and has worked with a range of Australian and global organisations to improve their team performance and leadership capability. Liz has also lectured in leadership and governance in the MBA programmes at two Australian and two international universities.

In addition to her recent appointment to the DMT board, Liz currently sits on the boards of a health organisation in Melbourne and an employment/ training organisation in Bendigo where she is the treasurer and chairs the Finance Committee.

Liz has been a Daylesford resident for the past 8 years where she has worked in a number of volunteer roles. She has a keen interest in encouraging and supporting tourism as well as its continued growth across the Daylesford Macedon region.

She truly appreciates the beauty and vitality of Daylesford and the surrounding region and understands the importance of a thriving tourism industry for the socio-economic wellbeing of the broader community.

Dr Louise Schaper, Board Member

Louise is currently the CEO and Company Secretary to a National not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. She is currently converting an old church in Franklinford, near Daylesford, in which she plans to live part time. Louise specialises in strategic thinking, business planning, innovation, business governance, stakeholder engagement, building high performing teams and community development.

Louise brings extensive executive experience to DMT is focussed on growing the visitor economy, advocating for priority strategies and initiatives to strengthen DMT’s position as Australia’s leading wellness region.

The DM Tourism Team

The DMT Team are all locals, living across both the Hepburn and Macedon Ranges Shires. You’ll likely see us out and about, and if so make sure you say hi!

We’re based in Hepburn Springs which makes it ideal to work closely with businesses and local councils. We’re governed by a board of both skill-based and industry experts who also live around the region.

Steve Wroe, CEO

Steve manages the team, reports to the board, sets our strategic direction and liaises with the govt. entities. He also loves riding around the region and writing articles for our DM Life website and magazine about his latest discoveries.

Melissa O’Shea-Taylor, Administration Manager

Melissa keeps our office running. She can help you with your ATDW/Visit Victoria codes, access to our image library and is the best person to talk to about paying your accounts.

Annissa White, Business Development Manager

Annissa is your first port of call and go-to to participate in our marketing initiatives. She can help you with your marketing strategy, connect you with people and loves nothing more than spreading your story near and far.

Andrea Pribaz, Digital Manager

Andrea manages the various websites that we operate and is the designer behind our many marketing initiatives, including DM Life Magazine, touring map, and Visitor Guide. When you submit your business listing, Andrea is at the other end approving and setting it live.

Narenna Bloomfield, Communications Manager

Narenna loves to tell your stories. She works across PR, eDM’s and marketing initiatives, creating content. With a digital background, she can also help with tech knowledge and social media.

Caitlyn Samson, Social Media Manager

Caitlyn maintains our many social media profiles. She is active daily on Facebook and Instagram. She is keen to share posts about what you are doing. Connect with Caitlyn via email or tag @daylesfordmacedonranges to get in touch.