Recent Projects

Wellington, New Zealand 2017 (ongoing). Member of Expert Advisory Panel on UNESCO Global Geoparks for New Zealand (Client: UNESCO)

Wellington, New Zealand, 2017. Strategic input into the development of the Regional Trails Framework (Client: TRC Tourism for Wellington City Council)

Mongolia, 2017. Provision of training for ecotourism providers at Khuvsgul Lake National Park (Client: TRC Tourism for Asian Development Bank)

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand, 2017. Preparation of feasibility study for the installation of a new gondola and associated services on Whakapapa Skifield. (Client: Ruapehu Alpine Lifts)

Samoa, 2017 (ongoing). Tourism Training Development Team Leader for the Samoa Tourism Growth Partnership Programme (Client: TRC Tourism and NZAID)

Thredbo, Australia, May 2017. Presenter at Sustainable Trails Conference, “When is enough, enough? – Lessons from Australian and New Zealand Trails” and “Tongariro – history of growth and issues” (Client: TRC Tourism)

Ruapehu, New Zealand, 2017. Strategic tourism input and thought leader into the Ruapehu Regional Visitor Development Plan. (Client: Henley Hutchings)

Ruapehu, New Zealand, 2017. Development of a demand analysis and options paper for management of visitor numbers on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and strategist for the development of a sustainable track management plan (Client: Department of Conservation)

National Aquarium, Napier, 2016. Feasibility study into repositioning the nature aquarium as a conservation aquarium. (Client: Giblin Group)

Otago, New Zealand, 2016. Presentation to the Otago and Southland Conservation Boards’ tourism workshop “The Rapid Expansion of Visitor Numbers - where to from here?” (Client: Department of Conservation)

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016. Proposed Auckland to Hauraki Cycleway - high level review of route options and economic impact assessment report, and technical input into the strategy for Auckland City Council (with Miles Media) (Client: TRC Tourism)

Wairoa, New Zealand, 2016-2017. Tourism specialist input into tourism review for space launch viewing tourism project in conjunction with Giblin Group and chair of the Rocket Tourism Steering Committee. (Client: Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Wairoa District Council, Gisborne District Council (Activate Tairawhiti), Hawke’s Bay Tourism and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment)

Southland, New Zealand, 2016. Expert evidence on behalf of a specialist cruise company with operations in the Southern Ocean for an RMA appeal in relation to the Proposed Regional Coastal Plan: Kermadec and Subantarctic Islands (Client: Southern Heritage Tours)

Taranaki, New Zealand, 2016. Tourism specialist input into Taranaki Destination Strategy (Client: TRC Tourism for Venture Taranaki Trust)

Niue, 2016. Input into training for tour guides. (Client: TRC Tourism)

Hamilton, New Zealand, 2016. Strategic input into the Hamilton/ Waikato tourism opportunities plan. (Client: TRC Tourism)

Southland, New Zealand 2016. Strategic input into the Southland cycling strategy. (Client: TRC Tourism)

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand 2015. Independent review of the Te Mata Visitor and Education Centre and input into the Te Mata Peak Trust Board’s management plan. (Client: Hastings District Council)

New Zealand 2015. National Park Track and Tourism Study Tour for Nepalese park officials. (Client: Adam Smith International)

Taupo, New Zealand, 2015. Strategic input into the Great Lake Taupo Strategic Tourism Plan. (Client: Destination Great Lake Taupo)

Nelson, New Zealand, 2015. Professional input into the draft Nelson Tasman Regional Tourism Strategic Plan 2015-2025. (Client: Tasman Tourism)

Kathmandu, Nepal, 2015. Completed mountain tourism safety assessment including seminar in Kathmandu. (Client: Adam Smith International)

Rwanda, Kigali, 2015. Product Development Assessment Study. Strategic input into project report and providing training for tourism workshop Rwanda Tourism Marketing Strategy (Client: BEED)

Te Urewera Board, 2014-ongoing. Crown appointee to the inaugural board (2014) that is overseeing the establishment and implementation for Te Urewera (previously Te Urewera National Park). (Client: Ministers for Treaty of Waitangi and Conservation)

Vanuatu, 2013-2016. Vanuatu Strategic Tourism Advisor - providing advice and support to the Vanuatu Tourism Sector. (Client: NZ MFAT)

Sustainable Mountains Summit NZ 2016. Jointly led the development of an international meeting to address mountain issues (Client: NZ Alpine Club – voluntary work)

Fiji Tourism Development Plan 2015-2019. Tourism strategic advisor (Client: Fiji Ministry of Tourism)

Pacific, 2014. Feasibility study on the investment opportunities for a Pacific Ocean Swim Event Series. (Client: NZ MFAT)

Assessment of a major new NZ Tourism Attraction, 2014. Feasibility study on a NZ$50 million tourism investment attraction (Client: private sector)

Queenstown, New Zealand, 2014. Market assessment of cycle options on the Around the Mountains Cycleway (Client: Southland District Council)

Samoa, 2014. Samoa Niche Market Tourism Product Assessment – an investment feasibility study (Client: NZ MFAT)

Coromandel, New Zealand, 2013. Coromandel Great Walks: Cathedral Coast Walkway Feasibility Study (Client: Thames Coromandel District Council)

Tasmania, 2013. Re-imaging the visitor experience of Tasmania’s World Heritage Area. A member of an international ‘think tank’ on the future of the Tasmanian World Heritage area. (Client: Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania)

Tonga, 2013. Creation of a Core Data Set for the Tourism Sector. Senior consultant on a study of core data, responsible for providing Pacific tourism context and leading the workshop consultation processes. (Client: IFC)

Porters Ski Area, 2013. Peer review of assessment of proposal for planning process for Porters Ski Area Development (Client: Porters Ski Area)

Mongolia, 2013. Peer review of Financial Sustainability Options for Mongolia’s Specially Protected Areas (Client: UNDP)

Kyrgyzstan Republic, 2013. Peer review of the Tourism Strategy for the Kyrgyzstan National Export Strategy (Client: UNDP)

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