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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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Tami

I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

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..

Karen Purchase

I went up there nearly 2 yrs now after I turned 50. I had received money for my birthday and decided I wanted to do the “trainer for the day” experience. Was the best thing I have ever done in my life, seeing the behind the scene as well getting up and close to all the animals, my favourite parts were taking Elle for her walk around park twice, involved in show, and of course my experiences wi..

Bianca W

Thank you for our tour of your park. We have attended 3 times within the last 11years and have found this way was an amazing way to get up close with the animals and learn more about them. Our guide had lots of information to share and was very good at engaging with the children in the group. Highly recommend. We attended on the 14/7/20 Thank you for taking the time to share your lat..

Jo

My son had a brilliant dolphin swim with Trainer Stacey yesterday morning. Stacey was fun, informative and professional and zippy the dolphin was the perfect student loved loved our morning with these beautiful animals Thank you for your lovely feedback Jo, we will let Stacy & Zippy know!..

Diane Binks

Had a great visit to DMCP on Tuesday 30/6/2020, we had an escorted tour of the park with a very informative guide showing us around the park. This visit was very different to our normal visits but my granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Thank you to all the wonderful people at the DMCP, you are all amazing! Hi Diane, Thank you for your lovely feedback, this is new to all..

Sharon Page

I took my two youngest grandchildren there in July 2018, they both loved it and still talk about it to this day, so we are planning to return with my oldest grandchild as well. They don't like the drive from Sydney, but they do love it there so it makes it worth the trip. Great place, educational and fun. Thank you Sharon, we look forward to seeing you again..

Sharon Fisher

My husband, daughter and my two grandchildren are driving up from Forster on the 26/06/20 to spend the weekend in Coffs Harbour for a getaway weekend.. My daughter , a single mum has just passed her paramedic course and is now in placement in Tea-gardens. She has been so flat out working 12hr shifts. So the reason to get them away for some quality time . I would love to surprise my grandbabies..

Jason lowe

The park is amazing I want to take my daughter their on November for her birthday she would love it so much Thank you Jason..

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