Food, Wine, Tourism & Hospitality ISC

Nikki Govan

Nikki Govan

Owner Star of Greece

Nikki is currently chair, Business SA, the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a former chair of the Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board.

Nikki owns and manages the nationally renowned Star of Greece restaurant in Port Willunga.

She has an impressive pedigree in destination marketing in Melbourne and Adelaide, has developed several start-up ventures and has extensive experience in membership and not-for-profit business.

For many years, she ran her own marketing company See More Solutions (a play on her maiden name of Seymour-Smith) with clients that included Southcorp Wines, Department of Trade and Economic Development, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Magic Millions and BHP Building Products.

Nikki has served on a number of boards including the Technology Industry Association, Australian Red Cross (SA), Volleyball SA, the South Australian Motorsport Board and the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority.

Nikki has a Bachelor of Business (Tourism) and a Diploma of Laws.

Shaun de Bruyn

Shaun de Bruyn

Deputy Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA)

Shaun de Bruyn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA). He is a dedicated industry advocate with over 15 years' experience delivering strong outcomes across the leisure, travel and tourism industry within South Australia.

Shaun's background is both wide and varied having worked within the roles of relationship management, business planning, destination and experience development, marketing and distribution, government engagement and strategic management. 

He has also successfully completed a Bachelors Degree in Cultural Tourism from Flinders University. 

Shaun's wealth of knowledge combined with his diverse experience and genuine passion for the industry enabled him to take on the role as CEO of TiCSA in 2015. Currently, his primary focus is to advocate on behalf of TiCSA's 900-plus members and maintain a close working relationship with the State Government to implement TiCSA's Tourism Industry Agenda. The agenda seeks to unlock the full economic potential of tourism within South Australia. 

Shaun looks forward to the opportunity to help influence the governments agenda on skills and training through his role as a Deputy Member of the Training and Skills Commission over the next two years.


  • Elizabeth (Liz) Turley - Australian Hotels Association SA Branch
  • Emma Kardachi - Food & Wine Collective
  • Henrik Wallgren - South Australian Wine Industry Association
  • Julie Bates - Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverlands
  • David Christian - Adelaide Casino
  • Dee Slade - Complete Hospitality Training Skills - Clubs SA
  • Rilka Warbanoff - Rilka’s Real Food
  • Ali Clarke - The Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nick Bawden - Thoroughbred Racing SA Ltd