April Whiston Receives CaravanCampingSales Future Leaders Award 2017!
About the Award!
The CaravanCampingSales Future Leaders Award, now in its fourth year, celebrates the most impressive young leader in the industry.
Congratulations to the 2017 Recipient – April Whiston!
April is the General Manger at Merool on the Murray!
April Whiston is an exceptional young leader today who is destined to further influence the industry in the future.
April has been employed as General Manager at their family owned and operated park for three years, a large park with a licence for 494 sites. She is also the sole founder of Cabin Connect and the blogger behind Mrs Caravan Park. As a youth ambassador for the industry, April hopes to establish a reputable career path for school leavers interested in tourism. She believes a hands-on training program, accompanied by a structured TAFE course, would provide skills and experience to youth that will enable them to enter a growing industry that can afford to pay satisfying salaries.
Acknowledging her husband April said, “We’ve had a tumultuous time in our business and to have achieved the things we’ve achieved and to be recognised with this award … I’m super proud of us as a team. The industry’s got such a bright future and I couldn’t think of a better industry to be a part of”.
Other Nominees for the Award!
All future leaders who were nominated for the award are to be commended for their commitment to the industry and their achievements to date. We anticipate great things from everyone who nominated and recognise the caliber of the other five finalists:
- Robert Gallagher, CEO, Adventures Group Holdings
- Daniel Tilton, CEO, Next Generation Holiday Parks
- Michael McIvor, Operations Manager, Broken Hill Tourist Park
- Amanda Ferguson, Investment Analysis, Discovery Parks
- Steven Edwards, CEO, Edwards Group
To learn more about Merool on the Murray visit their website!