The Boat Princess Podcast

The Woman At The Helm of the Marina Industries Association : CEO, Suzanne Davies

July 17, 2021

Today I’m talking to Suzanne Davies, CEO of the Marina Industries Association. Suzanne has had a successful career spanning over 30 years in service industries, particularly hospitality and the marine sectors. In October 2020 Suzanne commenced as the CEO of the Marina Industries Association and I am excited about the changes she has already made to the direction of this important education and standards facilitator of the industry.

Suzanne has spent nearly 15 years in senior management roles in the marina industry. For over 12 years, Suzanne was the General Manager of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, the state's largest and most comprehensive waterfront facilities and sailing club. Suzanne then moved to take on the role of CEO of the country's largest marina group, d'Albora Marinas. Suzanne was a director and the treasurer of the MIA 2012- 2020 and is currently on the board of Australian Sailing. Prior to the marina industries, Suzanne held senior roles in a number of hotel groups including Sheraton, Meriton and Mirvac. This is a pattern we have seen before - even in myself that many women transition from hotels into marinas - after all there are many similarities.

Suzanne explains what the MIA does and how her career opportunities came about. For more information on the Marine Industries Association go to and if you are looking for opportunities available in the boating industry or have opportunities within your marine or marina business that you would like to advertise go to 

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