General Manager, Edgewater Resort Hotel, Wanaka
Edgewater has always been and still is a supportive member of TIA and is the largest active TIA member accommodation provider in Wanaka.
Edgewater has very close affiliations with Queenstown and the Queenstown GMs and Wanaka have always worked closely together. Catherine's appointment of the Queenstown Lakes District Regional Chair for TIA is important, and she is excited by the opportunity to be able to have insight into the industry at this level. Catherine has also recently been nominated onto the Board of Lake Wanaka Tourism.
With a diploma in Hotel Management, an Adult and Tertiary Educator qualification and an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability, Catherine's career in the hotel and hospitality sector spans over 30 years. She has international experience having managed hotels & resorts in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. She has also worked in the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Catherine is also a tutor at Queenstown Resort College teaching Business and Hotel Sales & Marketing. She sees this as an opportunity to give back to the industry and help to bring on the next generation.