Business Victor Harbor appoints new Deputy Chair and welcomes Board members

Accomplished: Restaurateur Kirsten Pitman is Business Victor Harbor's new Deputy Chair. Photo: Supplied.

Accomplished: Restaurateur Kirsten Pitman is Business Victor Harbor's new Deputy Chair. Photo: Supplied.

Business Victor Harbor has appointed restaurateur Kirsten Pitman as its new Deputy Chair and welcomed two new Board members.

Ms Pitman is the co-owner of Ninos and Locos Victor Harbor and as a Business Victor Harbor (BVH) Board member, has been a key force behind the 'Victor Harbor Place Brand Review'.

Managed in partnership with the City of Victor Harbor, the project represents "a business led vision for a more relevant and engaging regional brand that is backed by industry:"

As an active member of the south coast community alongside husband and business partner Simon, Ms Pitman is a mother to three children and is passionate about regional training and education.

"I'm excited to have been appointed as the new Deputy Chair of Business Victor Harbor. Victor Harbor has many strengths and I hope that in my role... I can bring these to the forefront," Ms Pitman said.

"The south coast business community will play an integral role in the Victor Harbor Place Brand Review. We are creating a reputation for our area that focuses on environment and sustainability, world class regional experiences, higher value stays and encouraging people to live, work and invest in the region.

"I know I have big shoes to fill, taking over from BVH's previous Deputy Chair Mark Richards, but I feel confident I can continue his hard work in advocating for and supporting our members."

The BVH Board has also welcomed aboard NBN Co community engagement manager SA, Travis Bates and SOMA Health & Beauty owner Deani Edwards.

Mr Bates and his family recently moved to the south coast and he has spent a decade working in community and economic development, property management, community relations and corporate social responsibility and cultural heritage roles.

Ms Edwards has more than nine years experience in the beauty industry and runs her own salon at McCracken. A Victor Harbor local, she also boats 20 years of hospitality industry experience.