Mary Carroll, Chief Executive OfficerMary Carroll, as CEO, is responsible for the overall management of Capricorn Enterprise operations including marketing, economic development, event support and visitor servicing. Mary brings a combination of destination marketing, membership, corporate governance and strong relationship building skills to the organisation and has been recognised by industry with numerous awards and accolades for her contributions including Outstanding Contribution by an Individual at the 2007 CQ Southern Great Barrier Reef Tourism and Business Awards.
Mary has extensive networks with business and industry leaders, government officials and elected Members of Parliament. Her career has included a broad range of private and public sector roles, having worked for hospitality and tourism businesses and organisations, a mining engineering firm, a union and a political party.
Neil Lethlean, Economic Development ManagerNeil was appointed as Economic Development Manager with Capricorn Enterprise in July 2010. Neil’s career highlights include 20 years as General Manager of Tamworth (NSW) and Hervey Bay Councils’, plus in excess of 10 years as a Senior Business Consultant working with a range of business enterprise including hospitality, concrete products, lifestyle villages and residential developments plus mining. He has held the position of Economic Development Manager with Capricorn Enterprise from its creation in July 2010. “The region presents extensive opportunities for investment and business growth – Capricorn Enterprise plays an integral part in connecting all parties to ensure positive outcomes”.
Kerry Kerr, Tourism & Marketing ManagerKerry Kerr who commenced with Capricorn Enterprise in June 2018 and is certainly not new to Tourism nor our local tourism industry. Having gained her Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Marketing) at CQUniversity in 1993, Kerry commenced her career at Tourism Queensland (1993-1997) as Journalist and Media Co-ordinator, then at Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) in 1997 as Media and PR co-ordinator, followed by a number of years as Sales and Marketing Executive at Kingfisher Bay Resort for Fraser Island (1998-2002). Kerry then joined Capricorn Tourism as Marketing and Communications Manager from 2003-2005 before leaving the tourism industry to work as Manager Marketing and Brand for The Capricornian from 2005-2013, after which she operated her own Photography business for three years whilst balancing family life. Kerry’s most recent role has been working for one of our Members, Almost Anything Web, Marketing and Design.
Heather Congram, Marketing ExecutiveHeather provides support to the Marketing team, CEO and members. Her role is to promote the Capricorn region as an attractive holiday destination through her extensive experience in marketing, public relations, event management, hospitality and retail management. From working in tourism at Heron Island Resort, Dunk Island Resort and Gladstone’s Tondoon Botanic Garden to event management experience including organising corporate and charity events. She graduated from CQ University with a Master in Business Administration – Marketing. Having lived in the Southern Great Barrier Reef and Capricorn Regions for over two decades Heather has a love and passion for where she lives.
Carmel Humphries, Economic Development Project OfficerCarmel is responsible for updating statistics about the Capricorn Region and analysing data to provide a better picture of how our region is developing. Carmel taught Japanese in many schools across the region before undertaking a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Graduate Diploma of Urban and Regional Planning. While working for the state government in Planning and then the Office of Economic and Statistical, she was involved in the development of regional plans and council planning schemes, and data provision, statistical research and presentations that provide valuable skills to the Capricorn Enterprise team.
Janelle Kerr, Financial ControllerJanelle has been with Capricorn Enterprise since early 2004 and in that time has seen some dramatic changes to the organisation’s structure and staff. This has ensured her role is constantly changing and evolving to suit the demands of the organisation.Janelle is responsible for all the financial details for Capricorn Enterprise from banking to financial reporting, and also manages the administrative function. It has been said that Janelle is the ‘glue that holds Capricorn Enterprise together’.<
Leanne Smith Leanne Smith, Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre Supervisor, Yeppoon