Debbie Dionysius, the key figure in transforming
the Phuket Triathlon into one of Southeast Asia's premier
multi-sport events, has joined Thanyapura Phuket as Director of
Ms. Dionysius was previously the long-standing
Assistant Vice President of Destination Marketing at Laguna
Phuket, home of the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-fest and the
Phuket International Marathon.
Thanyapura Phuket Executive Chairman
McCormack, a four-time triathlon world champion, said Ms.
Dionysius' destination marketing pedigree made her appointment 'a
"When you get an opportunity to hire someone
like Debbie, you grab it with both hands," he said. "She is a
hugely respected professional who has proven time and time again
that she gets the job done - and gets it done exceedingly well. We
have a boundless vision for Thanyapura Phuket, and taking the
Thanyapura brand to the world, and we know Debbie will help us
Mr. McCormack, Thanyapura Chief Executive
Michael Gilliam and Ms. Dionysius form a triumvirate of high-calibre
Australians charged with advancing the facility's Active Healthy
Lifestyle concept across all facets of sport, mind, health and
It is a concept that has garnered much worldwide
attention, with Thanyapura International Chief Executive, Robert
Hauck, spearheading the export of Thanyapura's 'get more out of
life' philosophy to the world.
It begins with Thanyapura's renowned
three-dimensional coaching approach, aimed at people from all
walks of life, utilising a blend of leading edge sports training
techniques and world class coaches, consultants and facilities,
along with a focus on the mental aspect through the Thanyapura
Mind Centre, and overall health and wellness from the latest
scientific perspective via the ahead-of-its-time Thanyapura
Integrative Health Centre.
Ms. Dionysius said the chance to work for
Thanyapura, given its cutting-edge, progressive nature and team of
champions, filled her with excitement.
"I feel everything I've done professionally has
been leading to this point," she said. "This is a hugely
impressive concept that, as someone who has steered major sporting
events and is health conscious, I believe in whole-heartedly."
Ms. Dionysius has lived in Phuket since 1995,
when she was appointed Laguna Resorts and Hotels' Destination
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