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Simon Currant


David Inches and Simon Currant have worked together for 20 years on tourism innovation and development projects including the Cradle Mountain Master Plan, Gordon River Cruises, Devils Corner and Simons very own Pumphouse Point.


Introducing Simon Currant

Simon is a highly successful tourism investor, developer and operator with thirty-four years of tourism development, consulting and operational experience.


Simon’s strength, in either a greenfield site or existing business or destination, is identifying potential for development, business expansion and diversification through to delivering the operating business. He utilises market trend analysis and consumer testing, coupled with stakeholder consultation and his own experience, to create concepts for successful development and brand enhancement.


Simon’s hands on experience in tourism ranges from product concept development through to design, construction and operation. Integral to Simon’s success is his ability to identify, develop and operate exceptional destination experiences.


He also runs a tourism consultancy business, consulting world-wide for clients including private entities, governments and industry organisations. He is skilled at working with a range of stakeholders and collaborating with public and private entities.


Simon has won state and national Best Business Awards and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship.


He was state winner and national finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2004 he was voted Tasmanian of the Year.


In 2006 he was honoured with an Order of Australia Medal for services to tourism.


In February 2013 Simon was awarded the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Australian Tourism Industry.



Director and immediate past Chairman, Tourism Council Tasmania - the peak tourism industry body representing 1600 operators in the state. Immediate past long term Board Member, Tourism Tasmania - Government Business Unit responsible for marketing Tasmania and industry growth. Inaugural Chairman of the federal Tourism Quality Council of Australia.

Previous long term Board Member, TT-Line Company Pty Ltd., which owns and operates two Bass Strait Spirit of Tasmania ferries.

Member Expert Assessment Panel for the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package grant program.


Partnership Tourism Projects

Since 2005 Simon Currant and David Inches have delivered the following projects (to name a few).

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