Destination Advisory Group

Nick Fitzgerald | Aura Accommodation | Rotorua Motel Association
Nick is the director of Aura Accommodation and chair of the Rotorua Association of Motels. Nick is a passionate advocate for growing Rotorua as a great place to live and visit.
 
Ann Gregor-Greene | Peppers on the Point | Hotel General Managers Group
Lodge manager at Peppers on the Point Rotorua and heads up the TIA Hotel General Managers Group Rotorua as the chair. Ann brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Sales and marketing communications manager with a history of working in the tourism industry. Skilled in leisure travel, hotel management, brochure production, and tourism management.
 
Alex Barrett |Strategic Advisor Workforce Development | Rotorua Lakes Council
Alex joined the Rotorua Lakes Council in a new role in January 2022 to oversee the development of a workforce development strategy for Rotorua. Alex has a bachelor's degree in social policy and human development and has been working in the economic and social development sectors. 
 
Bronwyn Alton | Toi Ohomai
Browyn is a senior academic staff member in the Business Management Faculty of Business, Design and Service Industries at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, and holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management and Marketing. Having spent time working for Tourism New Zealand in the Wellington office, Bronwyn was drawn to Rotorua for our outdoor lifestyle.
 
Jason Wright | Kaitiaki Adventures – Chair of Eat Streat
Jason is the CEO of Kaitiaki Adventures – Rafting, Mount Tarawera & SOBAR business and is a tourism and sustainability advocate.
 
Paul Button | General Manager Rotorua Canopy Tours | Board member Rotorua Tourism Industry Partnership
Paul started his career in Rotorua as a raft guide on the Kaituna River before heading overseas and working in Whistler, Canada, before returning home with his family to take up the general manager role at Rotorua Canopy Tours.
 
Rawiri Waru |  Te Tatau o Te Arawa Board Member | Te Reo Māori Consultant at Te Arawa Communications
A member of the Institute of Directors and has more than 10 years’ experience in management and governance for Māori land trusts and incorporations. Having been educated in Te Ao Maori Te Ao Pākehā, Rawiri is at home in both worlds and represents Ngāti Whakaue on a number of boards in the Rotorua region.
 
Amanda Brake | Rotorua Business Chamber
The Rotorua Business Chamber works with all businesses, organisations and agencies by providing advocacy, support services and networking towards building a better business environment in the city. Membership is open to Rotorua businesses or enterprises of any size. From small and medium sized enterprises to major Rotorua-based companies, the Chamber incorporates every aspect of the Rotorua business sector.