“The grant will provide invaluable support to individuals and businesses and be tailored to meet their needs. The expo and research projects will guide future development of the Tourism, Hospitality and Beverages industries on the Island, especially at this time of growth.”
Shauna Black, Manager, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance


Kangaroo Island Growth Project – Stage 2

Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance has secured $135,000 in the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) grant program. Together with $45,000 plus in-kind support from the Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, this program will deliver a range of events, training and capability building for Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Industry Exchange – Expression of Interest

You are invited to the Inaugural 2-day Industry Exchange that will provide opportunities to gain a greater awareness and understanding of products and services within our own region, and to develop relationships with key industry experts within the tourism industry.

KI Industry Exchange – Expression of Interest

Day 1

Speed dating! Sit down, or stand up, for 10-minute time slots, to cross promote and package together with other KI Businesses.

When: Wednesday 7th August, 2019

 Industry Network Dinner

Guest speakers, Dinner and Networking.

When: Wednesday 7th August, 2019 – from 6.30pm

 Day 2

Undertake One on One meetings with industry experts specifically tailored to your business needs.

When: Thursday 8th August, 2019

Register your Interest  CLICK HERE.

Marketing Strategies for Business Success!


Expressions of Interest will open 21/6/19

For more information contact Jennifer Trethewey on 8553 4525 or email projects@authentickangarooisland.com.au

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Positioning Kangaroo Island Businesses for Strategic Growth Program

For more information contact Jennifer Trethewey on 8553 4525 or email projects@authentickangarooisland.com.au

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Kangaroo Island Emerging Leaders Program



23 May 2019

The second Kangaroo Island Emerging Leaders Program, being conducted with funding support from the Australian Government through their Building Better Regions Fund and from the Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island (OCKI), starts on 16 May 2019.

The funding for this year’s program was secured by the industry associations on KI, led by the KI Industry & Brand Alliance (KIIBA) with project support provided by Jennifer Trethewey from OCKI.

“The Leadership Program provides an incredible experience for participants from a range of industries to bring tangible and real growth in leadership to the Island by developing skills and confidence amongst KI business and emerging leaders. Individuals are challenged to leverage their strengths and confront areas for personal development and are guided through the program by prominent leader Brian Cunningham who has a long history in working with leaders in government, the private sector and in sport, KIIBA manager Shauna Black said.

“It’s tremendous to think that we attracted 21 candidates and I thank all of them for taking on the challenge of putting themselves forward for selection. I know that many of the past leadership program group spent time talking to potential candidates for this year’s program and I thank them for their support.”

The successful 10 candidates are: Sarah Strong-Law, Dennis Jamieson, Lyn Dohle, Tam Bailey, Melissa Grimes,      Jennifer Trethewey, Maria Morgan, Simon Windsor, Carly Bussenschutt, & Sophie Sheridan.

“The selection panel considered a number of factors in determining the successful candidates such as their:

  • Leadership aspirations
  • Vision for KI
  • Industry and community organisations in which they have participated
  • Qualifications or aspirations for training and development
  • Availability for the five-month program

The panel was also interested in diversity of industries represented and as far as possible achieving a gender balance.

“It was a very tough task for the panel to choose the successful candidates and I also thank all those who put their name forward for selection,” Commissioner for Kangaroo Island Wendy Campana said.

The selection panel members were Tony Nolan (Chairman, KIIBA), Sue Arlidge (Consultant), Jayne Bates (SA Tourism Commission Board Member and community leader), Brian Cunningham (Leader of the Program) and Wendy Campana (Commissioner for Kangaroo Island).

The program starts on 16 May with a half-day workshop and a series of “one-on-one” coaching sessions with Brian Cunningham, which continues over a five month period culminating in an “Adelaide Immersion” 2 day experiential visit at the conclusion of the Program. Candidates will also have a series of psychometric tests to gain further insights into their leadership styles working with organisational psychologist Tim Ridgway.

Brian said “last year we had a strong group of committed KI leaders and I am looking forward to working with our new group. The 2018 Program received very favourable feedback and in 2019 we have another outstanding group who will have a terrific growth opportunity in front of them”