Hamilton Island appoints Snow Industry Director Peter Brulisauer as CEO

Former Perisher Resort boss Peter Brulisauer has been announced as the new CEO of Hamilton Island.

Brulisauer most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Australian Operations for Vail Resorts and has been a central figure in the Australian snow industry, having run Perisher since 2006 and the Hotham and Falls Creek for the past three years.

He will take office at the end of April.

Hamilton Island chairman Sandy Oatley said Brulisauer’s dedication to Australian tourism made him the standout choice.

“Pete brings a wealth of experience and integrity to this role, with a deep understanding of tourism operations,” Oatley said.

“The snow community will be sad to see him go, but we are grateful and thrilled to welcome him to our island community.”

Brulisauer described Hamilton Island as “an Australian tourism icon” and said he was honored to serve as CEO.

“It is a privilege to be tasked with leading the Hamilton Island team to continue its proud legacy as one of the world’s most acclaimed tourist destinations,” he said.

“I have long admired the vision of the Oatley family and Glenn Bourke’s commitment to Hamilton Island. I look forward to replacing snow with sand and building on an already strong platform to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests, residents and employees.

Hamilton Island’s outgoing CEO Glenn Bourke said Brulisauer was “a natural fit” to maintain Hamilton Island’s reputation as a world-class tourist destination.

Oatley thanked Bourke for his leadership and dedication over the past 14 years.

“Glenn has done an outstanding job and will always be part of the Hamilton Island family. There is a lot of positive momentum on the island, it’s an exciting time for Glenn to hand over to Pete to lead the next chapter,” he said.

Peter M. Doran