Nick Trompf, CEO
Since moving from Victoria to tropical north Queensland in 2001, Nick has played an active role as a senior business leader as well as in the wider community.
Before joining Advance Cairns as CEO, he had a 34-year career in media, initially as a journalist and editor and then moving into commercial management.
He was General Manager of Cairns’ oldest business, the Cairns Post Pty Ltd, for 11 years before promotion into more senior roles at News Corp Australia – ultimately heading all of its regional divisions from Hobart to Darwin (while still based in Cairns).
Nick has been a passionate advocate for the region serving on a variety of voluntary boards including Advance Cairns (two terms), the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club, AFL Cairns, the Salvation Army Red Shield Business Appeal and Events Cairns. He and his family also run a stud beef cattle business on the Atherton Tablelands.
Wendy Hughes - Policy and Economic Development Manager
Wendy relocated from South Australia to Cairns in 2001 and prior to joining the team at Advance Cairns, was the Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager for MSF Sugar. In addition to working in agribusiness she has had an extensive career in marketing and strategy spanning 18 years, including 3 years lecturing at the JCU School of Business which drew on her experience gained in the media, engineering, not-for-profit and consultancy sectors.
A strong advocate for regional development, from 2011-2015 Wendy was a member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Queensland State Council where she initiated and contributed to state and local events, and from 2012-2015 she was an Advisor to the Strategic Communications and Marketing Sub-Committee for Regional Development Australia (FNQ & TS).
Richanda-leigh Kassman - Marketing and Member Engagement Officer
Taylor Moy - Executive Assistant Business Operations
Having relocated to Cairns from the Gold Coast in early 2019, Taylor initially joined Advance Cairns in a temporary role, providing EA support to the CEO on an ‘as needed’ basis. Soon after commencing in the role, her attention to detail and positive attitude led to her being awarded the position full-time and she is now a permanent member of the team.
Prior to joining Advance Cairns, Taylor spent four years working in law firms (which included 2 years working in Canberra) and she is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice through Griffith University. She is a keen learner and thoroughly enjoys expanding her education and knowledge in various areas.
Although relatively new to Cairns, Taylor has quickly become passionate about Tropical North Queensland and takes immense pride in being part of a team that actively contributes to the development and progress of the region.
P.O. Box 3065
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
New office location
4/16 Minnie Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)7 4080 2900