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Meet the GALTA Team

GALTA is a national network of tourism professionals dedicated to the welfare and satisfaction of all gay and lesbian travellers within and to Australia. Gay & Lesbian Tourism Australia Ltd is a non-profit organisation operated by a team of elected individuals who work with federal, state and regional tourism bodies, corporations, businesses and individuals to develop and grow the gay & lesbian market and increase the awareness of gay & lesbian travellers and their needs.

The GALTA Board of Directors is elected to represent all Members and is supported by dedicated Representatives from across Australia.

GALTA Board of Directors

Director managing Finance, Life Member

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Rod was the President of GALTA between 2011 - 2016 and was awarded Life Member of GALTA in 2016.  Rod was the first Australian to receive an IGGY award (in 1995) for services to gay tourism internationally. He served three years as a board member and Director of Tourism Noosa, was a committee member of the Sydney Gay Business Association and still proudly represents Australia for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). 

President, Director

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Mario is the current President of GALTA since November 2016 after serving as Vice President and Director.  Celebrating over 15 years in the travel industry and 9 years of co-owning Australia’s largest LGBT tour company Planetdwellers. I love showing off the beauty of Australia to the world, it is always a joy seeing guests faces when they first see some of our iconic and renowned places. The LGBT traveller is an ever increasing market and I hope we can make Australia their number travel choice.

Life Member

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Dennis officially joined GALTA in 2011 as Director and Company Secretary and also volunteered previously introducing tourism products to GALTA.         Dennis has a long career in the airline & tourism industry spanning over 25 years and is current Global Head of Sales for On The Go Tours. Previous roles include Country Manager APAC for Back-Roads Touring, General Manager Australia for Scoot Airlines, 15 years with Virgin Australia in various commercial roles, Ansett Airlines and various hotel positions. Dennis enjoys all things about travelling and connecting with the community and was welcomed as a Life Member at the 2018 AGM.


ACT Representative

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Director and Editor at Fuse Magazine. FUSE Magazine not only brings a community together, but has also created an exceptional opportunity for business, government and community groups to connect to the gay and lesbian demographic in Canberra and Australia. Fuse is a vibrant Australian gay and lesbian lifestyle magazine (GLBTI).


Director managing Administration

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Current experience in corporate travel, leisure domestic and wholesale inbound, tradeshows, product famils and 3rd party website promotions to maximize revenue growth. Strong leadership and relationship building skills to develop, drive and mentor a great team. Analytical skills to set and review sales strategy for business development across key portfolios to drive growth.

North QLD Representative

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Founder of FNQ Magazine and go2gaycairns.com. Nominations and Awards: 2014 - FNQ Magazine - finalist, Best Non-Daily Publications in the QLD Multi-Media Awards, 2005 - Nominated for Australian Of The Year, 2003 - Announced as Mr All Queensland - Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland

South East Queensland Representative

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Richard is the publisher of QNews Magazine, Queensland’s comprehensive LGBTIQ news, entertainment and lifestyle magazine.

A business owner for most of his working life--specialising in home and lifestyle maintenance--he is now actively involved in reviving the LGBTIQ voice in Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern NSW through a range of print and digital media platforms.





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