Sharon O’Reilly

Board Member

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Sharon has a broad understanding of the tourism industry with more than 27 years’ tourism and project management experience that includes tourism development, strategy and industry engagement at the grass roots level through her employment at the City of Swan as Manager Swan Valley Visitor Centre (2002-2006), project management (2007-2014), and tourism strategy/development/business engagement (2015-present). Prior to this, Sharon managed the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre (1999-2002) which was awarded Hall of Fame status in the visitor servicing category of the WA Tourism Awards in 2003.

More broadly, Sharon has committee experience as a past inaugural board member of the Perth Regional Tourism Organisation, Chairperson of the Visitor Centre Association of WA (2002 -2006), as well as tourism development related committees such as the Golden Quest Discovery Trail, 
St Barbara’s Festival and Chair of Tourism WA Visitor Servicing Study (2004).

Sharon’s project management experience includes strategies, marketing, publications and websites, interpretive trails, signage and exhibitions. She brings experience in hosting seminars and events including state conferences for the Visitor Centre Association (2000), State Heritage Office (2015) and FACET’s 2014 annual conference in Guildford. Sharon also has grant application and submission writing experience.

Sharon’s specialist tourism industry experience and skills make a valuable contribution to FACET’s activities, particularly in its focus to support the development of cultural and eco-tourism in Western Australia.