Lyndsay is ready to inspire future generations as a Young Tourism Leader

Keppel Dive owner/operator and local Master Reef Guide, Lyndsay Appleton has just been appointed in the latest intake of Young Tourism Leaders in Brisbane Tuesday morning after being nominated and endorsed by Capricorn Enterprise.

Formally accepting her new position from Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, Lyndsay is thrilled to receive the opportunity to share her stories and experiences with younger generations of potential leaders, influencing and inspiring them to consider a career in the tourism industry.

“I am so grateful to be able to help shape pathways for young people through school presentations, career events and more,” Lyndsay said. “My passion for this industry is second to none, and if I can do something to make an impact, whether it be through the Young Tourism Leaders program, as a Master Reef Guide or simply in my role with Keppel Dive, I consider myself very fortunate.”

“We live in a beautiful part of the world, and all have a part to play in educating, protecting and preserving our incredible natural wonders.”

The Program, which currently has 26 Young Tourism Leaders at the helm across all regions within Queensland, welcomed another 28 in this latest round. Other previously appointed Young Tourism Leaders from our destination, supported by Capricorn Enterprise and their employers include Amanda Hinton, Capricorn Caves (2017), Zac Garven, Empire Apartment Hotel (2017), Eloise Chaffers, Great Keppel Island Hideaway (2018) and Jordan Wheeler, Capricorn Caves (2019).

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll extended her congratulations to Lyndsay and all the other appointed Young Tourism Leaders across Queensland.

“From juggling the duties of being a new mother, managing and operating a successful business, recently becoming the region’s third Master Reef Guide and now this, Lyndsay is the absolute epitome of a young leader in her field,” Mary said. “Joining a local cohort of Young Tourism Leaders who have all excelled in their training and delivery during this program, and I have no doubt that Lyndsay will take the reigns and be a fantastic young role model for our region and the entire tourism industry.”

The Young Tourism Leaders Program is an initiative of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, supported by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and the Department of Education.

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