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New Managing Director for DMM

New Managing Director for DMM

Posted: 27-Aug-2018

Iconic tourism destination Dolphin Marine Magic has appointed Mr Terry Goodall as Managing Director after the retirement of Ms Paige Sinclair.

Mr Goodall boasts a successful career in business and tourism, both in Australia and New Zealand, with key leadership roles in AMCAL Chemists, RACV, BIG4 Holiday Parks and most recently, his own tourism business consultancy. Mr Goodall’s track record in building new businesses and reinvigorating established organisations will be invaluable in ensuring the ongoing success of the marine conservation park.

“The history of this organisation, our team’s pride and dedication to the welfare of the animals we care for, the animals themselves who have either been rescued or born here and the significant economic contribution we make to the local community are all strong reasons that attracted me to this role,” said Mr Goodall.

“I want to ensure that Dolphin Marine Magic continues its vital work in marine and animal rescue and rehabilitation, welfare and education, and becomes an even bigger drawcard to Coffs Harbour. I am looking forward to collaborating and partnering with local businesses and other key organisations to help us and to attract more visitors to the Coffs Coast region.”

Now based in Coffs Harbour, Mr Goodall has been a Director on the Board of Dolphin Marine Magic for the past three years but his relationship with the marine park goes back many decades.

Mr Goodall’s uncle, Stanley Hector (Hec) Goodall, founded the Pet Porpoise Pool in 1968. Subsequently, Mr Goodall spent many summer holidays staying with his uncle and helping out around the pool.

“Those early days gave me enormous pride in the important rescue and rehabilitation work to which Hec has dedicated his life,” said Mr Goodall. “I believe that being able to present those magnificent dolphins and the other animals we care for in such an “up-close and personal” experience has given the hundreds of thousands of guests who have visited our park a much greater appreciation for our oceans and marine creatures and other wildlife.”

“One of the most important roles our park plays is raising the awareness of the fragility of our oceanic environments and the need for all of us to do our part in keeping it clean and pristine for its inhabitants. I’m eager to ensure that Dolphin Marine Magic continues this focus for many years to come,” added Mr Goodall.



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Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..

Bianca

My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..

Michelle Coad

My family with two teenage children travelled from Port Macquarie to visit on 15th July because my daughters school camp to Coffs Harbour was cancelled and the one thing she wanted to see the most was the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We arrived late so didn’t see the dolphin show but absolutely loved seeing the seals, dolphins, penguins and other marine life with their daily goings on. We..

Amelia

I was a junior marine ranger for the whole day and it was such an incredible experience, it is definitely worth coming and having a look at, and even if you are not a junior marine ranger it is still mind blowingly awesome, one of my favorite moments there was being able to see the dolphin show and also being able to pat the dolphins belly, my favorite dolphin is Calamity because she is really..

Melissa

We visited last year and absolutely loved it! We had been to the Gold Coast and stopped over on the way home to Sydney. My 3 teenagers all agreed it was the best place we visited! We didn’t have time to swim with the dolphins but we are planning on returning this October and will allow more time. Thank you for a great experience Thank you Melissa, we hope to see you in October :)..

Rosalind Cocker

Hi my entry is not about having been there it is about wanting to see photos of my two beautiful grandchildren having fun there. We live in the U.K. our two gorgeous grandchildren EVELYN 7 and OLIVER 5 left our shores to a new life in Australia 5 years ago. It’s tough sending gifts as postal charges are so high. I saw this Park whilst looking for possible gifts I could book online for them. I ..

Kristy Atkins

This spectacular place is my absolute happy place and has been since the age of approx 10yrs of age . I moved to Coffs Harbour when I was 7. I met a dolphin for the first time and swam with them for the first time at the age of 10 and since then my passion has grown so much more . I am now 28 yrs old and living in Qld , my last memorable time was volunteering here at the park for 3+ months eve..

Jeremy Edwards

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Tammy Hawkins

By far the best family friendly park for children and adults to learn and interact with marine life. The staff are friendly and helpful, willing to answer any questions. There is something for everyone at any age. Love this park. Hi Tammy, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again...

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