Today you’ll meet Mim Ward.
Most people in the tourism/ hospitality space in regional South Australia would know Mim. She’s a larger-than-life character, who has done an exceptional job looking after all things tourism in the Clare Valley, however Mim's career began in the outback.
Mim’s early beginnings in hospitality and eventing began at the famous Prairie Hotel in the Flinders Ranges. She then started her own events business called Outback Events and was one of the major players behind The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive during the Year of the Outback. She managed hotels with her husband Bruce in Victoria as well as the iconic William Creek Hotel in the far north of SA.
After working for many years in Clare as the region's tourism manager, Mim's embarking on a new challenge and heading outback once more. She'll be joining her husband in Coober Pedy as Bruce is the new Outback Mail Man.
Before we embark on her next chapter in life, let’s hear more about Mim’s past and let’s just say, she’s lived a full life . Strap on your seat belt, you’re in for a ride.
Good luck Mim, and watch out Coober Pedy!