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G'day Group bolsters strategic leadership and development capabilities

15 Apr 2024

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G'day Group bolsters strategic leadership and development capabilities with two key appointments

ADELAIDE: Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider has further bolstered its strategic leadership and development capabilities with G’day Group welcoming new Non-Executive Director Adrian Whiting and new Chief Development Officer John Domino.

G’day Group founder and Chief Executive Officer Grant Wilckens said Adrian and John bring vital experience to support the company’s ambitious growth trajectory as it continues to acquire and develop quality holiday parks across the country.

“Adrian and John are both widely respected in their areas of expertise, and we’re delighted to have secured two people of this calibre to support our ongoing growth and success,” he said.

“Adrian is an experienced executive, having spent more than 40 years in accounting and commercial roles. His business acumen and strong analytical skills will make him an immediate asset.

“John’s expertise in construction and property development will help us intensify our efforts to maximise the potential of our extensive development pipeline and generate value at every step.

“They will complement our existing strategic capabilities, while also catalysing new opportunities as we look to maintain our market leading position in the tourism and hospitality industry.”

As a Chartered Accountant, Mr Whiting’s early career was spent at Ernst & Young and PKF. In 2007 he became Chief Financial Officer of diversified property, development, construction and investment company TOGA Group, which also manages the operations of a 50% venture of TFE Hotels.

“I’ve admired what G’day Group has been able to achieve to date and I’m incredibly excited to join the Board and contribute to that ongoing success,” Mr Whiting said.

“Developing business and capital allocation expansion strategies has been a focus in my previous work and I look forward to being able to draw on this experience in line with G’day Group’s very clear ambitions.”

Mr Domino’s experience ranges from State Government to working with one of Australia’s largest building contractors to his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer – Construction with South Australia’s largest privately owned company Peregrine Corporation, where he specialised in retail and commercial developments.

“I’m thrilled to have joined G’day Group and I’m looking forward to focusing on development opportunities that deliver growth and maximum value for both our customers and investors,” Mr Domino said.

“I’ve no doubt my experience in executive project management to date will put me in good stead to take on this role and I’m looking forward to building a development business with a reputation that is synonymous with project excellence.”

Mr Whiting’s appointment to G’day Group’s Board comes as current Board member Johan Krynauw steps down after eight years.

“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Johan for his invaluable contribution during his time on the Board,” Mr Wilckens said.

“His passion for keeping us at the forefront of the industry was always evident, as was his commitment to making sure any decisions were always about delivering the best possible experience for guests at our parks across the country.”


For more information, contact: Myles Wallace, G’day Group Communications Manager, 0432 866 094 or

About G’day Group

Founded by Grant Wilckens in 2004 with three caravan parks in WA, G’day Group is now Australia’s leader in regional accommodation experiences with more than 300 properties across the country.

G’day Group is home to Discovery Parks, a network of more than 85 owned and operated properties, including iconic regional resorts at Kings Canyon, Rottnest Island and the world famous El Questro. The company also owns G’day Parks, a network of 220+ independently owned licensed parks and more than 200,000 G’day Rewards members, and Australia’s number one regional travel community, Wikicamps.

G’day Group reached $1 billion status in 2020 and has ambitions to double in size in the next five years. The company is majority owned by Australian Retirement Trust and founder and CEO Grant Wilckens is the Chair of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and a Board Director of the South Australian Tourism Commission.

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