Team assessment leaders in alphabetical order by surname.
Andrew’s extensive career in travel and tourism has spanned the UK, France, Asia and Australia, and includes senior management roles in both private business and government tourism agencies. A graduate of London University, Andrew worked for both STA Travel and Contiki Holidays in the UK. Since emigrating to Australia, his experience includes positions with Destination NSW as Regional Director Asia, Northern Territory Tourist Commission as GM Marketing, and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, as Regional Director Australia and New Zealand.. He is now a board member of Destination Gippsland.
Peter had a 33 year association with Gold Coast tourism industry during which time he held senior management positions with Warner Village Theme Parks & Sea World Resort before opening his own tourism consultancy in 2009. For the 7 years before his retirement in 2019 Peter was the CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC), whose role it was to foster economic development, tourism promotion & marketing, and manage events that stimulate tourism and community participation in the southern Gold Coast. He is a past judge of the Qld Tourism Awards & the” Women in Business Awards” for South East Qld and served on the Joint Marketing Group (JMG) for the 2018 Commonwealth Games for 4.5 years. Peter is also the current Secretary of Skal International - Southern Gold Coast Branch, which he founded in March 2014. (Skal is a global networking organisation for senior members of the travel & tourism industry).
From the beautiful island of Sardinia (Italy), Sveva Falletto was born into a culture of Hospitality. As an experienced Tourism and Hospitality professional, her upbringing remains at the core of her approach. Holding a Postgraduate degree in Business Administration and a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sveva has held leadership positions in Europe, Middle East, South-East Asia and now Australia. From campgrounds to luxury accommodation, SCUBA diving to cruises, Aboriginal tourism to a variety of nature-based experiences, Sveva has been working at multiple levels of tourism planning, destination development, management and project delivery. A core focus has always been to invest in the effectiveness and future sustainability of the organisations she has been involved with. Sveva is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Nitmiluk Tours and Cicada Lodge, a position she has held since 2017.
Dr David Gration PhD (UQ) MBA (QUT)
David is the Director of Events Tourism Associates, a company established to provide industry relevant research, workshops and events tourism related design and planning services. He brings together a combination of academic qualifications and research skills with 30+ years of hands-on management and marketing experience in venues, festivals, special events, business events and tourism. His PhD focused on events tourism and David has worked in both metropolitan and regional centres, from Hobart to Townsville, helping communities to achieve success through sustainable event design. In 2011 he became only the second person to be made a Life Member of the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association, now known as Performing Arts Connections (PAC).
Sioned has worked in international arts management for 15 years, designing, delivering and evaluating arts projects and brokering new international partnerships and understanding with the end goal of these projects being to stimulate local and regional tourism. She has worked with cultural professionals across the UK enabling them to explore new connections and exchange skills with their international counterparts. In delivering these programmes she has worked across the arts and cultural industries, specifically with museums and galleries; arts festivals and organisations, and with individual artists, writers and arts critics. Her experience has included working with partners in Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Romania, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania (Zanzibar), Turkey and the USA.
Richard boasts a career in tourism and hospitality spanning 40 years as both tour operator and hotel and travel marketer. Initially trained in mainstream advertising agencies, Richard and his brother Ken Rosebery in 1978 started Australia’s first adventure trekking operation – Blue Mountains Expeditions –as well as in 1985 buying and operating the square-rigged sailing ship HMAV Bounty as a worldwide adventure tour operation. In 1986 Richard also launched Select Hotels & Resorts International, the Asia Pacific’s first marketing consortia for luxury boutique accommodation and then in 1997 he merged Select with Small Luxury Hotels & Resorts to form the truly global Small Luxury Hotels of the World that remains a well-respected brand today. In 2015 Richard completed a degree in Fine Arts and today is a respected landscape painter specialising in hyperrealism – see www.richardrosebery.com. Along with his art Richard continues to consult in tourism marketing and branding.
An art lover, Linda’s tourism career kick-started in Asia, where she lived, worked and consulted for many years. During that time she contributed to the tourism transformation of numerous destinations, including Bali, Hong Kong, Hanoi and south east China. Upon returning to Australia Linda purchased a holiday resort and devoted the next two decades to achieving excellence for that venture as its CFO. Under her guidance, the resort won multiple business awards, Queensland Tourism Awards and an Australian Tourism Award. Linda now travels internationally to embrace new opportunities, and spent the first part of 2019 in Chile, Cuba and Costa Rica touring street art precincts.