I was elected to the DQ Board in 2013 as the Activities Sector Representative and became Board Chair 18 months ago. As a Director and Chairman of DQ I've thoroughly enjoyed being part of an organisation that makes a difference to the business environment we operate in.
I'm the General Manager at Shotover Canyon Swing and Fox, and have been since 2005. A GM in a mid-sized company requires a broad range of management skills and this array of knowledge helps me relate to and support the challenges the CEO and his team face. I'm working close to the front-line of tourism services and fully appreciate Queenstown’s market dynamics and the expectations of customers - it is them who make our destination tick.
I arrived in Queenstown 20 years ago and after two years of seasonal work had 7 years in sales and operations roles with Tourism Holdings Limited.
I hold a degrees from the University of Otago in Marketing, Management and Physical Education and in recent years have completed a Masters of Entrepreneurship.