Wendy is the CEO of Active Adventures, NZ’s largest and most globally diverse adventure travel company, operating in NZ, North & South America, Europe the Himalayas, and Africa. She looks after a team of 40 staff based in Queenstown and Montana (USA), and over 100 guides.
With 20 years’ senior executive and governance experience in inbound and outbound tourism, Wendy excels at strategic business planning and growth, bringing an entrepreneurial edge to the businesses she leads. She is a graduate of the University of Canterbury and Otago University’s Executive Education programme, is Vice Chair of the board of the Tourism Export Council New Zealand and was previously a board member of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand. She’s also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
“As a newcomer to Queenstown (2019), I bring a fresh set of eyes and a global lens to the business community. We are surrounded by so much talent, I would love to work with the Chamber to continue to harness that talent to drive positive outcomes for our region, particularly on the back of the challenges many of us are facing as a result of COVID-19.”