Matt is owner of iFLY Indoor Skydiving NZ LTD and has held senior roles for Queenstown tourism, aviation & travel operations over the past 20 years. He brings in-depth experience and knowledge of operating successful tourism businesses, positively advocating and influencing in the sector.

Matt launched iFLY Queenstown 3 years ago, which is now a current finalist in the 2021 New Zealand Tourism Awards for ‘Tourism Excellence’ and ‘Employer of Choice’. The business has also been named finalist for ‘Excellence in Service Delivery’ and ‘People’s Choice’ in the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Matt is a NZ Business Mentor helping start-ups, small businesses, and social enterprises to launch and grow. He currently serves the community on several steering groups including Accessible & Inclusive Tourism in Asia-Pacific, Southern Wellbeing Trust, Tourism Operator Responders Queenstown, and is a member of the QLDC Economic Development Te Kakau Leadership Project.

After 20 years of establishing a career, business and family in Queenstown, Matt is excited to roll up his sleeves and support business vitality, local economy, community, and the quality of the place we live for future generations.