The Entrepreneur

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

Simon’s strength, in either a greenfields site or existing business or destination, is identifying potential for development, expansionand diversification through to delivering the operating business. He utilises market trend analysis and consumer testing, coupledwith 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 andoperation. Integral to Simon’s success is his ability to identify, develop and operate exceptional destinational experiences.

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 washonoured 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.

Simon is Chairman of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, and board member of Tourism Tasmania.  He was a long serving director of Tasmania’s passenger and freight company TT-Line, and under the Federal National Long Term Tourism Strategy, Simon was the inaugural Chairman of the Tourism Quality Council of Australia.

Simon also runs a successful tourism consultancy business specialising in remote and natural area tourism and ongoing development, management and advocacy. Simon has consulted both nationally and internationally, providing expert advice in operations, new destinationevaluation, market evaluation, and product concept development. His numerous clients have included private entities, governments, andindustry associations.