Matthew Fuller is the General Manager of Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, the largest and most visited attraction in Regional NSW. He has carried out this role over two tenures returning in 2008, and encompassing ten years in total.
Matthew has had extensive experience in tourism, eco-tourism, and leisure commencing in the family accommodation business at an early age, through to senior management roles in three states as well as prior national responsibilities within the then Packer family owned Hoyts Cinema group.
Matthew has served extensively on external committees, boards and reference groups. Appointments have been across tourism, leisure, economic development and wildlife conservation organisations.
Matt is currently a director of the Inland NSW RTO and is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. He also contributed as a member of the NSW Government’s Visitor Economy Taskforce Regional Reference Group.
In 2012 Matthew became a Winston Churchill Fellow, which provided the opportunity to undertake a global study on creating a world leading conservation based visitor attraction where he also gleaned an enormous amount of information on destination management and visitor economy activities as well as access to leading industry representatives in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
He has a strong connection and commitment to Regional NSW and regional destination management and development. He is highly motivated to ensure that regional visitor economies have every opportunity to succeed through the development of their own unique propositions.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is the current Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Winner for Best Tourist Attraction, and in November the Zoo was awarded Best Attraction and Best Unique Accommodation at the New South Wales Tourism awards.