The team at ITLA comprise passionate professionals with a wider variety of contemporary tourism know-how. The team have extensive experience in working with regional tourism organisations, the tourism sector, government organsations and educational institutions. The team are excited in sharing their passion of tourism and working with tomorrow's tourism leaders.
Director and Leadership Facilitator
Leigh is an experienced business consultant, executive coach, business owner, Board director and a former HR Manager, Local Government CEO and educator. He currently focuses on consulting, executive coaching, professional development and leadership, specialising in workplace culture, emotional intelligence and building stronger teams.
Leigh knows the sector well. He has established and managed tourism and economic development departments in local government, set up LTOs, scoped and built new VICs, led the redevelopment of the Hervey Bay Airport to jet capacity, securing direct flights from Sydney and winning Australian Major Airport of the Year in 2006. He has also been a director on Regional Tourism Organisation boards, an Interim General Manager of Fraser Coast Opportunities and Interim CEO for a major Hospitality and Tourism business.
Leigh is a relaxed and practical workshop and training facilitator, bringing a mix of humour, energy, profound workplace experiences and a drive to get the best out of people.
Director and Project Manager
Robbie has strong Regional Tourism Organisation experience in Queensland. Robbie has held key roles such as Tourism Development Manager at Tourism Fraser Coast, Manager of Tourism at Fraser Coast Opportunities and Acting General Manager at both Tourism Fraser Coast and Fraser Coast Opportunities. Robbie has also worked in a shared role between Fraser Coast Opportunities and Tourism and Events Queensland as Destination Manager.
Robbie has key relationships with key stakeholders at an RTO, STO and NTO level, as well as within key government departments that play a key role in tourism development for the region.
Robbie’s expertise lies in tourism and experience development.