SeaLink Marine & Tourism (“SeaLink”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Tamlyn, as the new General Manager, SeaLink Tasmania, effective as of 4th April 2022, following the retirement of Tania Matthews.
Mr Tamlyn will manage the SeaLink Bruny Island service including the three Bruny Island ferries and SeaLink’s 34 staff.
Simon Tamlyn, a born and bred Tasmanian, who previously worked for Hobart Airport as their Business Manager – Trading and Performance, as well as Branch Manager Hobart for National Australia Bank, replaces Tania Matthews who was in the role for two years.
According to Simon, the 3.5 years working at the Hobart Airport, especially during COVID, was a challenging time, with global airports having significant impacts, but he was able to carve out a suite of opportunities that gave travellers a reimagined customer experience.
“My experience at the Hobart Airport perfectly aligns with SeaLink Tasmania, especially as we all turn a significant corner in the travel and tourism industry. We need to be bold and creative in how we continue to build and enhance our customers’ travel experiences.
“Bruny Island is an amazing destination offering a smorgasbord of food and wine, walking trails, marine adventures, as well as the ultimate road trip and is a mecca for nature and wildlife lovers.
“SeaLink’s ferry services operate 365 days a year, and we are committed in showcasing this rare diamond to local and international travellers in all seasons, presenting our industry-leading customer service along the way.”
SeaLink Chief Operating Officer, Donna Gauci warmly welcomes Simon to the SeaLink family and says he is a perfect fit with his extensive capabilities and customer focused ethos.
“Simon’s extensive knowledge in travel and customer service will be invaluable to us and our customers as we continue to build SeaLink’s Bruny Island ferry service for locals and visitors,” Ms Gauci said.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Tania for her overwhelming commitment to the role and wish her the very best for her retirement. We have truly benefitted from her passion and expertise and as a local Bruny Islander we will be pleased to still see her around Bruny Island and onboard.”