New role spans trade and tourism

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Great Southern Tourism and Trade Manager Glen Thompson brings extensive experience in the public and private sectors to his new role in our region.

Glen’s role was formed as part of a tripartite partnership between Australia’s South West, Austrade and the GSDC.

He has extensive marketing and trade expertise, having worked across the food supply chain. He most recently worked in Dubai as marketing manager for Spinneys, a premium fresh food retailer with 80 stores, purchasing produce from all over the world.

Before this, he was marketing and sales manager for Stanbroke in Queensland, one of Australia’s largest family-owned, vertically-integrated beef companies. He has been the regional manager for Southeast Asia and China for Meat and Livestock Australia, has consulted for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and worked across some local well-known brands including Mount Barker Chicken, Plantagenet Pork (Milne) and Harvest Road.

Glen’s skills lie in senior stakeholder management, media and communications, marketing, strategy and policy development, which will prove invaluable to his tourism development role in the Great Southern.

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