McEvoy is new boss in South Oz

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has appointed Mr. Andrew McEvoy as its new Chief Executive.Mr McEvoy, who is currently the Director of Industry and Organisational Development at Tourism Australia, will take up the role in June 2007, following the departure of outgoing CE, Mr Bill Spurr.

“The SATC Board has left no stone unturned in appointing a new Chief Executive and Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the role,” said the Chairman of the SATC Board, Mr Bob Foord.

“This appointment comes following an international search to fill the role. In fact, we had a final short list, which included applicants from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

“Andrew was also previously the General Manager Marketing at the SATC between 1999 and 2003 so he has a great understanding of the organisation and its culture.

“It is a real coup for South Australia that we have been able to attract someone of Andrew’s calibre back to the State.


Mr McEvoy has nearly twenty years of tourism experience and has held a number of prestigious roles in the industry since the early 1990s.

These roles include Media Manager for Tourism Victoria, a senior marketing role with Ballarat Tourism, marketing experience with the Melbourne Convention Marketing Bureau, General Manger of Marketing at the SATC and most recently, his role with Tourism Australia.