What do you do at TIA?
As the Member Advocate I work at the front line of TIA, dealing with members (mainly tourism businesses and service providers), identifying and facilitating solutions for members issues, and supplying information and advice.
What's your career background?
My background in Tourism began when I studied for my bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management at Lincoln University. Since then, I have worked in Education and Sports Travel and for Air New Zealand where I held various positions in sales. More recently I was the Business Development Executive for Go with Tourism. In this role I developed key partnerships with RTO’s and Tourism and Hospitality businesses throughout NZ to help maximise Go With Tourism’s impact.
What do you do for fun?
In my spare time I like to (try) play golf, catch up with friends over some delicious food and walk along Takapuna beach on a sunny day. I also love to travel and explore new destinations and cultures around the world.
What’s your favourite place in New Zealand?
My favourite part of New Zealand is the West Coast of the South Island. Totally biased as I was born and raised in Greymouth! The rugged coastline is spectacular on a sunny or even a stormy day and you obviously can’t beat a West Coast sunset.