Robert serves on the Executive Committee of Backpacker Operators Association NSW (BOA) in a voluntary capacity. BOA is the industry association for professionals and businesses in the backpacker sector of the tourism industry.
The Association was established in 1992 to raise the profile and reputation of the NSW/ACT backpacker industry. BOA lobbies state and local government on issues of relevance and assists the backpacker and youth travel industry to speak with a united voice.
Robert is Operations Manager of YHA Ltd, Australia’s leading provider of high-quality budget accommodation with 90 hostels located throughout the country.
He has more than 30 years’ senior level experience in the youth travel industry and was formerly General Manager of one of the largest backpacker hostels in Europe.
Originally from Amsterdam, Robert now calls Sydney home.