Eddie McGuire joins Visit Victoria board

Media personality and Collingwood Football Club president Eddie McGuire has been appointed to the board of Visit Victoria.

McGuire’s credentials span four decades in media, sports and events, including 13 years on the board of the Victorian Major Events Corporation.

“I am a passionate Melburnian and Victorian and I look forward to helping reboot tourism and world-leading events in our great state,” he said.

Marketing executive and company director Janette Kendall has also joined the board.

In addition to her new role with Visit Victoria, Kendall is on the board of Vicinity Centres, Costa Group, Australian Venue Co, KM Property Funds and the Melbourne Theatre Company, and has previously held non-executive director roles at Nine Entertainment, Monash Digital and the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.

“Eddie McGuire and Janette Kendall bring vast amounts of highly relevant experience to the Visit Victoria board and I’m confident Victoria’s tourism and events industry will significantly benefit from their contributions,” Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said.