Hamilton Island Enterprises announced today that Glenn Bourke AM, after 14 years with the company, has announced its intention to step down as CEO by the end of June 2022.
Mr. Bourke joined Hamilton Island Enterprises in 2007 and has served the company with honors. He was instrumental in driving the growth and development of Hamilton Island and steering the business through unprecedented disruptions such as tropical cyclone Debbie in 2017 and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sandy Oatley, Hamilton Island Chairman, said, âOn behalf of the Oatley family and the Board of Directors, I would like to express our deep gratitude to Glenn for his leadership and integrity and for the instrumental role he has played in bringing Hamilton Island to the business do. âthat it is so today.
âUnder Glenn’s leadership, we have developed Hamilton Island into Australia’s premier integrated resort and Glenn will leave Hamilton Island in a very strong position. Together with the team, Glenn has built a platform and a strategy for the future based on a strong culture and commitment to our guests, residents and employees. ”
Mr. Oatley also referred to Mr. Bourke’s significant contribution to the Australian tourism industry and his contribution to sailing as an elite competitor, trainer and administrator, which resulted in the award of a member of the Order of Australia in 2020.
Glenn Bourke AM, CEO of Hamilton Island Enterprises, said that running the company has been a great privilege.
âI am extremely proud of what we have achieved on Hamilton Island. Together with the leadership team and the support of the Oatley family, we have created a very special place inspired by a real commitment to deliver a world-class experience in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, âsaid Bourke.
âI will be retiring from Hamilton Island knowing we have strong foundations and a clear view of the future. I am also very proud of our talented staff who are committed to providing an exceptional experience for all of our guests and visitors.
âWith this reassurance, I think now is a good time to step aside and begin the process of finding a new leader to advance the exciting next chapter of Hamilton Island.
“After that, my goal is to spend more time at home with my wife and family and build my non-managerial career,” said Bourke.
The board will conduct a search process and Mr. Bourke will remain in his role to ensure a seamless transition over the coming months.