Tourism investment manager
My core role is to attract high-value visitors to Auckland. I help local businesses in the visitor economy (chiefly in tourism and travel) to market their products and services locally and internationally to potential customers, partners and investors. I also build and manage relationships providing information, support and resources to help all parties connect. This helps to promote wider opportunities across Auckland’s different tourism sectors.
I have a passion for Auckland, the city that welcomed me so warmly. As a ‘people person’, and an experienced project manager, I am well placed to build relationships with a broad clientele – laying the ground for ideas to grow and incubate, and bringing the right people together to deliver successful outcomes.
One of my Auckland Unlimited projects involves managing the GEM (golf / equine / marine) leverage programme, which helps attract high-value visitors, smart new money and talent to the Auckland region. I also lead global partnerships for the tourism team, developing relationships with World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), WeChat, NYC & Company, and other strategic partners. I speak fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Areas of focus: Tourism
Years in the industry: 12