Mr Hamish Turner is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Australia’s iconic bush outfitter, R.M.Williams. Mr Turner commenced with R.M.Williams in 2000 and over the 14 years he has been with the company the business has grown to over 60 retail locations, 750 wholesale accounts and a global distribution network to more than 15 countries. The business employees over 600 staff and is one of Australia’s most recognisable trademarks.
Mr Turner is actively involved in the Australian tourism industry with his appointment as Director of Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) from 2005 to 2006, Deputy Chairman of Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) from 2006 to 2011. Since 2011 Mr Turner has held the position of Chairman of Advocacy Services Australia Limited, the governing body to Tourism and Transport Forum and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA). Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) is a national member-funded CEO forum, advocating the public policy interests of the 200 most prestigious corporations and institutions in the Australian tourism, transport, aviation and investment sector. Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) is the nation’s peak infrastructure body, formed in 2005 as a genuine and enduring policy partnership between Australia’s governments and industry.
Mr Turner was an Executive Councillor and General Manager of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) from 1991 to 1999 and during his time at the RAS held a dual position as Chief Executive Officer of the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania in 1998. During his time at the RAS Mr Turner was the RAS official representative on numerous Olympic Coordination Authority Committees responsible for the planning and delivery of Sydney Olympic Park for the Games in 2000.
From 2011 to 2013, Mr Turner was a Councillor and Board Member for Royal Agricultural Society.