G’Day Group prepped for growth with key leadership announcements

G’Day Group prepped for growth with key leadership announcements
Edited by Travel Weekly


    G’day Group has further bolstered its strategic leadership and development capabilities welcoming new non-executive director Adrian Whiting and new chief development officer John Domino.

    G’day Group founder and CEO Grant Wilckens said the pair bring vital experience to support the company’s ambitious growth trajectory as it continues to acquire and develop quality holiday parks across the country.

    “Adrian and John are both widely respected in their areas of expertise, and we’re delighted to have secured two people of this calibre to support our ongoing growth and success,” Wilckens, said.

    “Adrian is an experienced executive, having spent more than 40 years in accounting and commercial roles. His business acumen and strong analytical skills will make him an immediate asset.

    “John’s expertise in construction and property development will help us intensify our efforts to maximise the potential of our extensive development pipeline and generate value at every step.

    “They will complement our existing strategic capabilities, while also catalysing new opportunities as we look to maintain our market leading position in the tourism and hospitality industry.”

    As a Chartered Accountant, Whiting’s early career was spent at Ernst & Young and PKF. In 2007 he became CFO of diversified property, development, construction and investment company TOGA Group, which also manages the operations of a 50 per cent venture of TFE Hotels.

    “I’ve admired what G’day Group has been able to achieve to date and I’m incredibly excited to join the Board and contribute to that ongoing success,” Whiting said.

    “Developing business and capital allocation expansion strategies has been a focus in my previous work and I look forward to being able to draw on this experience in line with G’day Group’s very clear ambitions.”

    Domino’s experience ranges from State Government to working with one of Australia’s largest building contractors to his most recent role as COO – Construction with South Australia’s largest privately owned company Peregrine Corporation, where he specialised in retail and commercial developments.

    “I’m thrilled to have joined G’day Group and I’m looking forward to focusing on development opportunities that deliver growth and maximum value for both our customers and investors,” Domino said.

    “I’ve no doubt my experience in executive project management to date will put me in good stead to take on this role and I’m looking forward to building a development business with a reputation that is synonymous with project excellence.”

    Whiting’s appointment to G’day Group’s Board comes as current member Johan Krynauw steps down after eight years.

    “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Johan for his invaluable contribution during his time on
    the Board,” Wilckens said.

    “His passion for keeping us at the forefront of the industry was always evident, as was his commitment to making sure any decisions were always about delivering the best possible experience
    for guests at our parks across the country.”

    Featured image: Adrian Whiting (left), John Domino (right).

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