Meet the Team

Michelle Templer

Michelle is the CEO of Rotorua Economic Development Ltd (a Rotorua Lakes Council CCO trading as Destination Rotorua) and is responsible for the growth of existing and attraction of new investment, businesses, residents, visitors and students to Rotorua, in partnership with the Rotorua business and investment community.

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GRAHAM BROWNRIGG

Graham is the Manager of the Rotorua Visitor & i-SITE which operates out of two sites, Fenton Street and the Redwoods Visitor Centre.

 

Asia Business Development Manager
CYNTHIA FANG

Cynthia is the Business Development Manager for Asia. Her role focuses on tourism trade in Chinese speaking markets.

 

i-SITE
KYLE KYDD

Kyle is the i-SITE Operations Manager. His role is ensure the efficient operation of the i-SITE with regard to product sales and event/operator support.

Famils Coordinator

HELEN VAN BEEK

Helen is the Famils Coordinator. Helen works with TNZ and local operators to put together trade and media famils.
 

JEN HINITT

Jen is the Digital Marketing Executive. Her role is to support all activity in the online and digital space for Destination Rotorua and the Rotorua Tourism community.
 

PATRICK DAULT

Patrick is the Trade Marketing Manager. He developes key relationships with wholesale clients to better enable our visitor industry in international markets.

TOM WORSP

Tom is the Consumer Marketing Manager. His role is to manage the delivery of innovative campaigns such as Famously Rotorua and grow the promotional awareness of Rotorua.
 


NADIA COOMBE

Nadia is tasked with ensuring the Rotorua Tourism community is aware of the opportunities the Partnership program can provide.

Partnerships Coordinator
ASH PALMER

Ash is the Marketing and Communications Manager. He is responsible for the Famously Rotorua magazine, the Rotorua Visitor Guide and In Essence.
 

Business
CRAIG MURRAY

Craig is the Business Events Manager, his role is to manage the Business Events team who have a shared ambition to raise awareness of Rotorua convention infrastructure, generate leads and secure multi day conventions for Rotorua.

TAMMY LEAF-WRIGHT

Tammy is the Business Support Officer and is responsible for all administrative duties.