Colin Toll

 

Founder, Owner and Executive Director
FAIM

Colin’s professional life began when he joined the military by attending the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He graduated four years later as a Lieutenant into the Armoured Corps. Colin remained a soldier for twenty years during which time he served in Singapore, Malaysia, Sarawak, Vietnam, England, Germany, Canada and in many places in Australia. He fought in two conflicts, Vietnam and Borneo. Colin resigned from the military in 1981, then a Lieutenant-Colonel and at the time commanding the Leopard Tank regiment.

His second life took him into tourism at the CEO level, firstly at Mt Buller, a Victorian ski resort. After six seasons in the snow he was asked to go north to Cairns to look after the investments of some Melbourne businessmen. After being in Cairns for nine months in 1987, he was head-hunted to return to the mountains as CEO of Alpine Australia Group in the NSW Snowy Mountains. The group owned a large hotel, a ski resort and a train, the Skitube. Colin managed this Group for eight years until 1994.

Colin then took up an appointment as the CEO of Hamilton Island Limited. 

In 1997 Colin returned to Melbourne  to do some projects such as Melbourne Underwater World, a review of the Alpine Resorts Commission and a proposal for a new campus for LaTrobe University.

In 1998, together with Gayleen, Colin moved to Cairns with the intention of creating Precruitment based on Gayleen’s recruiting expertise. On arrival in Cairns, Colin was initially the GM of the newly opened Skyrail.

Precruitment was an instant success and by 1999 Colin had moved to become the Executive Director of Precruitment.