Bundaberg Tourism Board Members

Ross Peddlesden, Chair.

Ross Peddlesden


Ross has a background of 30 years in radio broadcasting, finishing with 14 years as Regional Manager of local radio station ABC Wide Bay. Since his retirement in 2014, he has been owner operator of Field of Dreams Media. Ross is a passionate advocate for regional communities and a community volunteer - Ross is a Rotarian, a White Ribbon Ambassador and a member of the local and National Boards of the YMCA.


Teena Mammino, Deputy Chair.

Teena Mammino

Deputy Chair

Teena was CEO of multi award winning Mammino Gourmet Ice-Cream from 1996-2017.  Diversifying from sugar cane & macadamia farming in 1996 to ice-cream manufacturing.  During her time at the helm, Mammino's won numerous awards, including Gold Award in the QLD Dairy Awards and induction in the SGBR Hall of Fame.

Teena is also a member of the Childers Chamber of Commerce and a mentor for the Wide Bay Burnett RIRDC Young Women's Leadership and mentoring programs. Teena also has been a board member on Queensland Rural Women's Networking Board. We Welcome Teena to our Board of Directors for 2017/2018.


Ross Peddlesden, Chair.

Michelle Comley

Treasurer & Secretary

Michelle was elected as a Director into one of the two industry specialist positions in 2016. She brings with her a wealth of experience on tourism organisation boards and in small business. Michelle is the Manager of Budget Car and Truck Rental | Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Hervey Bay.


Duncan Littler, Director.

Duncan Littler


Duncan is the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience Operations & Brand Manager and has been responsible for leading large scale, successful local tourism initiatives such as the redevelopment of the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience and creating of The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival. Prior to working for Bundaberg Rum, Duncan worked for a number of marketing agencies based in Sydney and London developing award winning advertising campaigns for a wide range of clients including Hamilton Island. Throughout his career in tourism, Duncan has built strong professional relationships with key tourism bodies including Tourism & Events Queensland and Government officials at a Federal, State and Local level.


Rhys Kummerow, Director.

Rhys Kummerow


Rhys is co-owner of the award-winning Childers Eco-lodge offering country style accommodation and reputable harvest work to backpackers with the aim of improving their experience of the region. Having launched Childers Wine Tours to positive reviews, Rhys is expanding operations into ‘Off the Wagon Tours’ bringing a range of new tour products to the area. Passionate about the Bundaberg North Burnett Region, Rhys has worked in tourism and hospitality for over 12 years including running adventure tours in the Middle East and South America and brings a wealth of practical small business experience to the Board.


Shane Emms, Director.

Shane Emms


Shane is the joint owner of ZEN Beach Retreat. Shane has international corporate experience in Management, Marketing, Supply & Sales. Travelled & worked across ~55 countries worldwide – Asia, Europe & Americas. Shane loves being able to showcase Australia's secret treasures on the Great Barrier Reef, whilst meeting new people and providing guests with an experience they will never forget.


Tina McPherson, Director.

Tina McPherson


Tina is the joint owner of Tinaberries. Tina has worked in tourism and marketing for resorts and hotels and tourism marketing for Lindeman Island Resort; The Island Resort, Long Island; Radisson Hotels and Resorts Tina has also farmed in New Zealand, Uruguay, Indonesia and Australia in large scale projects and corporate farming which led to farming in her own right and establishing her now thriving horticulture and farm tourism business. Tina has been the President of Passionfruit Australia for the las 5 years and is currently on the board of Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers.


Ross Morgan, Director.

Ross Morgan


We welcome Ross to our Board of Directors for 2017/2018. Ross has experience as a board member of Volunteering Queensland, Variety Queensland the Children’s Charity and Volunteering Australia. He is also a member of the local Bundaberg FRIENDS of BUSHkids Committee.