Meet the DGLT team

Destination Great Lake Taupō is responsible for marketing the Taupō District to domestic and international markets with the aim of increasing visitor numbers, lengths of stay, activity involvement and ensuring positive experiences to those visitors so that they share these with their families and friends.

Name: Damian Coutts
Job Title: General Manager
What should people talk to you about: Anything and everything!
What do you love about Taupō? I love getting out on the lake in my kayak and fishing for trout with my daughter. In summer, I swim every day at Kinloch beach.

Contact Damian at damian@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Gail Henderson
Job Title: Taupo & Turangi iSITE Manager
What should people talk to you about: Any new products, businesses or offerings that you have to pass on to our customers
What do you love about Taupō? I love the scenery. Relaxing with a wine and looking out at the lake and mountains is bliss.
Check out Gail's Linkedin profile

Contact Gail at gail@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Karen Rainbow
Job Title: Trade and Business Events Manager
What should people talk to you about: Working with travel agents, and the travel trade as well as working with Conference Managers, and the Business Events industry.
What do you love about Taupō? I love spending the day out on a boat exploring the remote beaches, and fishing then finishing the day with a relaxing soak in a geothermal hot pool.
Check out Karen's Linkedin profile

Contact Karen on karen@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Holly Bowen
Job Title: Sales Executive - Trade and Business Events
What should people talk to you about: Flying the Taupō flag on the road
What do you love about Taupō? I love tramping (hiking) in the Pureora Forest Park. There are so many awesome long and short walks to explore. It's really beautiful and I can take my dog.
Check out Holly's Linkedin profile

Contact Holly on holly@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Anna McLaren
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager
What should people talk to you about: Anything to do with marketing, new products or offerings, events coming up or awesome stories that we should tell the world.
What do you love about Taupō? I love the mountain biking. The volcanic pumice soils makes for awesome all year round riding. The Great Lake Trail should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Check out Anna's Linkedin profile

Contact Anna on anna@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Courtney Harrison
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
What should people talk to you about: Filming and photography in the region, imagery, media famils and editorial opportunities.  
What do you love about Taupo? I love getting up the mountain in the winter, and taking my toddler biking along the Great Lake Walkway.
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Contact Courtney on courtney@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Dervla Murtagh
Job Title: Digital Marketing Coordinator
What should people talk to you about: Your online presence on the website and social media
What do you love about Taupō? I love the culture and history in Taupō. I find the volcanic formation of the region so interesting. The Maori legends of the mountains and the lake are fascinating. I love how proud people are of their ancestry here.
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Contact Dervla on dervla@lovetaupō.com.

Name: Maggie Sando
Job Title: Business Development & Marketing Executive
What should people talk to you about: Stats, information on the region and info on establishing new products or businesses
What do you love about Taupō? I love the food! There are heaps of great cafes, restaurants and craft beers and wines.
Check out Maggie's Linkedin profile

Contact Maggie on maggie@lovetaupō.com.