“In Conversation with” Robert Pitt, CEO Adelaide Cemeteries Authority. How to Build Tourism Award Winning Cemetery Tours
Join us for this informative discussion with Robert Pitt about Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, Tourism Award Winning cemetery tours. Learn how these tours were designed, how they have evolved and what benefits are derived from them for the Cemetery and the surrounding community.
After a varied working career, Robert commenced his career in the cemetery industry in 2001 at Centennial Park Cemetery Authority as Operations Manager and Deputy CEO. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, a State Government-owned, self-funded business entity.
Over the last 10 years, Robert has led the Authority through a period of cultural change that has seen its four Adelaide cemeteries evolve and the organisation widely recognised for its service and facilities. One of the four cemeteries is the heritage listed West Terrace Cemetery on the edge of Adelaide’s CBD. The development of cultural tourism experiences led to the West Terrace Cemetery being inducted into the South Australian Tourism Industry’s “Hall of Fame”.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Horticulture, and an MBA. His working life includes experience in civil construction, disability care, hospitality, local government, major events and risk management.