Peter Bingeman resigns as head of Visit Victoria

Peter Bingeman has resigned as chief executive of Visit Victoria, after overseeing the state’s tourism and business and major events company since its establishment in July 2016.

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula thanked Bingeman for his leadership.

“Peter has done a fantastic job guiding Visit Victoria in its crucial first years, helping to build our state’s very important visitor economy, and the government thanks him for his hard work and leadership,” Pakula said.

In his time as chief executive, Victoria’s visitor economy has expanded significantly with expenditure reaching a record $31 billion.

Visit Victoria chair Janet Whiting said the board wished him “the very best in his next endeavours.”

“As its first CEO, Peter has steered Visit Victoria to become a leading tourism and events company that has delivered record growth in Victoria’s visitor economy,” she said.

Bingeman will stay in his position until after the Presidents Cup and will step down on December 17.

“It has been a privilege to lead Visit Victoria and help grow our tourism and events industries over the past three and a half years,” Bingeman said

“I am honoured to have led a team that has made a significant impact on Victoria’s visitor economy and reputation as a global events state, and I’m confident that the future of tourism is bright.”