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Meet the Team

Peter Homan   


General Manager

Pete is a solution focused General Manager/CEO with a career demonstrating visionary leadership and performance in people management, strategic project management and business growth. He is an exceptional communicator, with high level negotiation skills who identifies opportunities, develops and provides tactical solutions to exceed organisational objectives.

With a wealth of experience in events, hospitality, tourism, retail, business to business sales, small business and management, Pete is a passionate contributor to growing tourism in outback Queensland.

Outside of work he loves the beach, walking, reading and travel.


Sally Bird

SBird11Social Media & Research Co-ordinator

Sally began with OQTA in February 2017 after completing a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management, majoring in Tourism with the University of Queensland. She strives to continue pursuing her passion for the tourism industry with OQTA, after studying abroad and working in the Brisbane Visitor Information Centre. Sally is always on the hunt for an adventure can’t wait to see where her Outback Queensland adventure takes her.


Teagan Thompson


Project Co-ordinator

From a family of wool-growers around Bollon and Cunnamulla, Teagan moved to Brisbane to complete a dual degree in Tourism Management and Archaeology. She began with the OQTA in November 2014 and is extremely proud to showcase the adventure, enchantment and infinite skies that she grew up with. 

An avid explorer, Teagan has lived in Warsaw, Dublin and Istanbul in pursuit of her studies, developing a passion for real experiences and authentic travel. In addition to her role with Outback she is currently researching and writing a thesis in the fields of cultural tourism and visitor interpretation at the University of Queensland.






Carlie Mitchell 


Marketing Co-ordinator

Carlie is OQTA’s Marketing Co-ordinator who distributes the membership deliverables, industry newsletter, content for marketing/social media, website information and more. Carlie received a Bachelors’ degree at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus in 2015 and majored in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She is passionate about taking onboard new opportunities, improving her professional profile and exploring the outback which she now calls home.



Prue Fargher


Events & Consumer Show Co-ordinator

Prue Fargher joined the OQTA family in 2015 and is based on a Station in between Longreach and Winton. Prue has a long history in event management and tourism, given her past roles at the Birdsville Race Club, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and South Australia’s, Prairie Hotel.

Prue helps to manage the OQTA Consumer Shows and the annual Outback Queensland Tourism Development Roadshow.