Destination Great Lake Taupō announces new GM

by Destination Great Lake Taupō / 2 mins read

Destination Great Lake Taupō (DGLT) board chair, Ray Salter is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Wilson as the new General Manager for Destination Great Lake Taupō. Jane was most recently General Manager, Marketing at Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

Date: 13 Mar 2019
Jane Wilson has been announced as General Manager of Destination Great Lake Taupō

Jane brings with her a wealth of tourism and destination marketing experience across Australia and New Zealand, as well as experience in strategy development and relationship management with key stakeholders across the industry. Jane has also been involved in tourism business development and developing the marketing and communications strategy and capability for these businesses.

"The number and quality of candidates that put themselves forward for the position was very high, which reflects well on the attractiveness of the destination and state of tourism in the district. It is very pleasing to make an appointment of this caliber to the vital General Manager role," says Ray.

Jane has a long-standing connection with the Taupō district and is well placed to contribute a tourism perspective to the range of destination management issues that are likely to face the industry and district in the coming years.

“Today’s visitors are looking for experiential holidays and the Taupō region offers an abundance of hands-on authentic Kiwi experiences that reflect our unique culture, history, region and people. We live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet which certainly makes our job a lot easier.

“I feel excited and privileged to have the opportunity to work with the DGLT Board, the team, our industry stakeholders and the community to not only grow visitation but continue to drive our long-term strategy around what the Taupō region will look like as a tourism destination in the next 10-15 years” says Jane.

Jane will take up her role at Destination Great Lake Taupō on 18 March 2019.

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