Our Team

Tara Bennett
Chief Executive Officer

Master of Tourism (Ecotourism)
Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Tara has been the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Port Douglas Daintree since 2014. Since her appointment she had led the organisation with growth in revenue, membership and marketing output.

Tara has extensive knowledge of tourism and regional development for the Port Douglas and Daintree region.

Talk to Tara about advocacy issues, regional development and investment and all things Tourism Port Douglas Daintree.

Mikala McDowall
Business Development Executive

Cert Business Administration and Sales & Marketing

Mikala has 8 years of tourism experience including hotel management, reception and reservations as well as 2 years in media before joining TPDD 9 years ago.

Talk to Mikala about membership, business events and marketing opportunities.

Deb Poole
Administration Assistant

Bachelor of Business in Administrative Management

Deb has extensive experience in administration, tourism and hospitality acquired throughout Australia. Deb joining TPDD in 2021 after years living in Port Douglas.

Talk to Deb about destination weddings and general destination information.