The West Coast is at Alert Level 2. COVID-19 Business Support
MEET THE TEAM
Destination and Tourism Manager
Patrick’s role is to develop and implement the regional destination management plan; formulating what will be the region’s roadmap for economic, cultural, and environmental development. Bringing together communities, Iwi, government, and local businesses to build the region’s reputation and mitigate the risks to our communities and our environment whilst attracting new residents, businesses, and visitors.
Business Events Executive
Louise markets the West Coast as a meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) destination. She works with local operators to maximise MICE opportunities and organises and hosts familiarisation tours to showcase the region. Louise works with professional conference organisers, event planners, groups, and organisations to bring their events to the West Coast.
Commercial Tourism Executive
Geraldine has over 15-years’ experience in the Tourism industry both internationally and domestically. Prior to joining DWC, she spent the past 10.5 years in New Zealand. Geraldine has an extensive Industry knowledge acquired through working with various Inbound operators for 9 years in Auckland and the past year and a half for an accommodation provider in Queenstown.
Her role at DWC is to assist tourism operators to become Trade ready by providing education on dealing with emerging market cultures and advice on distribution channels. She also has the role of educating trade by managing and attending tradeshows, arranging and hosting media and trade familiarisation tours across the West Coast.
Marketing and Promotions - Glacier Country
Geoff has over 25-years sales and marketing experience from the tourism and technology sectors. Geoff held senior sales management roles with international technology companies such as Oracle and SAP in Auckland before moving to Wanaka 10+ years ago where he held the position of Business Development Executive for Lake Wanaka Tourism. Geoff has a keen and active interest in environmental and conservation projects.