Rodger Powell, Managing Director, Tourism and Hospitality Services Australia

Rodger PowellRodger Powell is Managing Director of Tourism and Hospitality Services Australia (THSA) a trusted management-consulting and asset-management firm servicing the accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors in Australia and internationally since 2005.

THSA collaborates with owners, investors, operators and governments to deliver creative solutions for the sector. Rodger brings a compelling mix of industry savvy to every THSA project and customer.

He has deep industry insights, experience and extensive networks that allow him to produce pragmatic solutions and measurable results.

Rodger’s career includes senior management and executive roles with a number of the industry’s largest multi-nationals such as Hilton, Bally, Southern Pacific Hotels (now InterContinental Hotels Group) Best Western and Lion Nathan.

He has served in a variety of sectors including Tourism and Hospitality, Gaming, Leisure, Destination Marketing and Brand Management, Information Technology and On-line, Franchising, Aerospace and Agriculture, working on four continents.

Cross-cultural experience gained in Asia, the USA and Europe, combined with entrepreneurial ventures of his own result in a uniquely balanced portfolio of experiences.

Powell is Chairman of Inland NSW Regional Tourism and former Chairman of Adventure Aerospace, BIG4 Holiday Parks and Otway Pork.

He is a Director of Baseball NSW, the Sydney Blue Sox, Sunshine Coast Destination, St Andrews Cathedral School and Gawura Foundations.

He has held board directorships with Business Events Sydney, TTF Australia, Australian Association of Convention Bureaux, and spent three years as Chairman of the Queensland Regional Tourism Associations.

Rodger is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with an advanced diploma and of the Australian Institute of Management.

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