Hospitality professional and gaming specialist Tamara Wibberley has been appointed as the new sales and administration coordinator for the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA).
Wibberley’s appointment reflects the growth and interest that the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) has gathered in the past few years, with the most recent event taking place in Sydney earlier this month. As the owner and organiser of Australia’s largest hospitality trade show, the GTA announced the new appointment on Wednesday 30 August, following an extensive search and competitive selection process.
Jinesh Patel, CEO of GTA, commented on the appointment, explaining that Wibberley’s experience and background in the industry are essential to GTA’s growth strategy for the AGE.
“Tamara is an outstanding choice, bringing a wealth of experience from an association and industry background.”
Before the commencement of her role at GTA, Wibberley was the Key Partnerships Manager for Clubs Queensland, where she was responsible for sponsorship and business development for the association and the sales and sponsorship for AHG.
Prior to this role Wibberley’s specialisation remained in gaming and sales, having held various management positions in the hospitality industry. Wibberley’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree obtained in the USA, where she also attended a Texas college on a tennis scholarship.
The appointment of Wibberley follows the departure of former sales agent Judy Rayner, who Patel recognised for her support in building the industry’s leading event.
“The GTE would like to thank Judy Rayner, the AGE’s sales agent since its inaugural event in 1990. Judy has sold the show tirelessly for 34 years, and we wish her all the best and thank her for her contribution to the event over all these years.”