David brings 20 years tourism development and marketing experience across all corners of Australia and New Zealand. Growing up in Tasmania and now living on the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, David delivers tourism projects of all shapes and sizes.
In 2006 David launched his consultancy working with Australia’s tourism visionaries to shape and promote compelling, sustainable and profitable tourism experiences. David’s depth of insight into the global traveller combined with his knowledge of tourism operations, business modelling and contemporary marketing communications places David with a unique skill set.
David entered tourism management in 2002 when he was promoted into the tourism acquisition and development team for The Federal Group, Tasmania’s largest tourism and leisure operator. Over the next 4 years David managed experience development, branding and marketing for Freycinet Lodge, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Cradle Mountain Chateau, Country Club Villas, Strahan Village, West Coast Wilderness Railway and Gordon River Cruises. In 2003 David launched Pure Tasmania, a State Hall of Fame and 3 times National Award winning tourism brand.
Moving to Cairns in 2010, David worked with Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) as Director Consumer Marketing for 2 years. David managed consumer direct strategy and planning, digital marketing, public relations, brand strategy, domestic sales and communications.
In 2012 David was invited by USAID to represent Australia at the Jordan Tourism Development Forum in Amman and has presented on multiple occasions as guest speak at the TICT Tourism Conference.
David is a compulsive traveller himself and has trekked over 28 countries. This passion for tourism and travel, his diverse business experience and tourism background enables David to immerse himself in the development of truly iconic and purposeful tourism experiences.
The Evolve Team has been formed over 20 years of tourism consulting and offers the very best tourism professionals. This offers the flexibility to deliver on projects large and small, shaping teams with the right experience and skillset for every project. If you have an existing architect, graphic designer, website developer we can't wait to meet them. If you're looking for a new team we have it covered.