Eamonn joined Launceston City Council in 2013 as Tourism Manager until a wish to ‘semi retire’ gave him the opportunity to start a small day tour company, Prestige Tours Tasmania, which, over the last few years has seen him leading and hosting tours on various themes all over the island. Prior to this Eamonn’s career has had a distinct heritage rail focus.
In 2007 he became CEO of Puffing Billy Railway heading up seventy staff and over 1000 volunteers. Prior to this he was invited to project manage the rebuilding and reopening of the ABT Railway in Tasmania. With a formal opening in 2003 and the railway renamed the West Coast Wilderness Railway, Eamonn led the team and became its first Chief Executive Officer. He has had a great interest in railways since early childhood. Initially in heritage railways when he was asked to join a volunteer working party at the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales. His professional training as a stage manager and events coordinator led to him taking on full time employment at the railway to develop a marketing department. It was whilst he was marketing manager, he became involved in the very early days of the Welsh Highland Railway Project. Eamonn has led a number of tours for Railway Adventures and is pleased to lead this tour once again and is looking forward to sharing his time with you all in Tasmania.