Jenny Calkin is an economist with more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of strategic tourism planning and marketing, business advice and government liaison for tourism projects. She has had extensive experience at local, state, federal and international levels of government and of industry.
Jenny has been:
- Board Member of the NSW Casino Control Authority;
- Director of BT Hotels (which owned the Sydney Intercontinental Hotel, the Sheraton Hotel, Brisbane, Airport Hilton, Melbourne, Park Royal, Canberra);
- Director and Team Leader of the Tongan Tourism Project – a six-year multi million project aimed at developing the Tonga of Kingdom’s tourism industry. She headed specialist teams dealing with marketing, strategic planning, heritage, conservation and interpretation, training and industry and government liaison;
- A member of Think Education’s William Blue’s Tourism & Hospitality School’s Group Course Advisory Committee;
- Trustee of Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust, responsible for the management of Jenolan, Wombeyan and Abercrombie Caves Reserves; and
- Board Member and State Government representative of Somersby Park Pty Limited, the company managing the lease of Old Sydney Town.
Jenny, prior to establishing Jenny Calkins & Associates in 1993, was Director of Planning and Development with Tourism NSW. At that senior level she advised Government Ministers and Premiers and sat on a numerous of government committees including those associated with the development of Darling Harbour, the Sydney 2000 Olympics Bid and the establishment of the Sydney Casino.
Jenny has been an active participant in many industry associations, including the NSW Tourism Industry Council, Pacific Asia Travel Association and Australian Accommodation Association and the Restaurant and Catering Australia.
Jenny lives in Sydney but owns The Nebula Motel in Cooma, in the Snowy Monaro region of NSW. She is a member of the Cooma Monaro Tourism Advisory Committee, Tourism Snowy Mountains; Cooma Chamber of Commerce and the NSW Business Chamber.