Nikki Fisher has been recruited to drive the next stage of Tasman Tourism’s growth and consolidation within Australia and New Zealand’s fast-growing holiday park sector.
Over eight years at Ingenia, Ms Fisher had primary responsibility for leading its day-to-day operations including the development of strategic operational plans and financial operational management. In that time, it grew from a $100 million business to a $1.3 billion business.
Tasman Tourism began as a start-up in November 2019, and has since expanded its network of holiday parks to include 14 across Australia and four in New Zealand.
Tasman Tourism Chairman Rob Nichols – who is also the Executive Chairman and CEO of land lease operator Serenitas – says Ms Fisher will bring a wealth of experience to the role.
“Under her leadership, we look forward to the business developing into a significant player within the exciting New Zealand and Australian experiential tourism segment,” he said.
“This is a critical time for the sector, given its rebuild and its staged reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic, and having Nikki at the helm will ensure Tasman Tourism consolidates its place as a market innovator.”
“I have a deep passion for the industry, and see the next few years presenting a rare and unique opportunity to redefine how our customers embrace experience based domestic and trans-Tasman holidays,” added Ms Fisher.
The new CEO started in the role yesterday.