Simon Currant AM
With over 38 years’ experience as a tourism visionary, developer, operator and consultant specialising in remote area and marine tourism, Simon’s focus on the tourism experience, particularly the wilderness and excellence in food and beverage, is now synonymous with the Tasmanian brand.
He is the visionary and developer behind some of Tasmania and Australia’s most celebrated tourism experiences, including the development of Australia’s wine tourism industry in the Hunter Valley, Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain Lodge, Strahan Village, Franklin Manor, Peppermint Bay and Hobart Cruises, and the unique World Heritage Area site of Pumphouse Point at Lake St Clair in Tasmania’s central highlands.
Simon was named Tasmanian of the Year in 2002, Awarded an Order of Australa for Services to Tourism, and been recognised by his industry peers as an 'Australian Tourism Legend' and 'Tasmanian Tourism Champion'.
Simon's Areas of Speciality:
- New Product and Destination Development
- Market testing and evaluation
- Experience development in sensitive and protected areas
- SME commercial tourism operations
- Financing New Tourism Ventures