Board Of Directors And Management
The Board of Directors has been selected for its extensive relevant experience and expertise, including operational and industry knowledge, law, financial management, accounting, business knowledge and corporate governance.
His experience includes setting up niche DMC, Wilderness Australia in 2001 (rebranded to Alquemie in 2015), offering bespoke experiences across Australia with off-the-beaten track locations and characters.
In 2006, set up Bamurru Plains, a reincarnation of a former fishing camp, which introduced the Wild Bush Luxury brand and concept to tourism in Australia, taking a leaf out of the African safari model. This was followed by the purchase of Arkaba Station in the Flinders Ranges in 2009 and its conversion from sheep station to wildlife conservancy and a business model where the tourism business effectively underwrites the rewilding of the landscape. Also founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and Great Walks of Australia.
Adam has over 18 years experience bringing adventure experiences to travellers in Far North Queensland, having led the business of Calypso Reef Cruises and Charters in Port Douglas prior to it's acquisition by Experience Co. Adam moved from the sea to the air in 2019, taking on the role of General Manager of Air Operations for Experience Co. His experience and knowledge was quickly recognised with Adam taking on the role of General Manager - Great Barrier Reef in late 2019.
Cherie has over 20 plus years of experience in the human resources sector having held senior human resource management positions with both the Saville Hotel Group and P&O Australian Resorts.
Cherie is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is an advisory board member for the Southern Cross University Tourism and Hospitality School.
In his long skydiving career, Joe has been an active competitor for 6 years, won Gold medals in 5 Australian Championships and competed in 2 World Championships.
Between 2010-2015, Joe owned and operated his own skydiving drop zone in Ballina, NSW before joining the Skydive Australia team. Joe has also served as a combat intelligence officer in the Israeli Army. Joe is a married father of two teenagers who both share his love of skydiving.
Ryan currently oversees the company's fleet of 35 aircraft and also holds a skydiving licence himself with over 100 skydives under his belt. Ryan's total aeronautical experience is in excess of 6,000 hours.
Ryan is the owner and operator of Australia's only CASA Part 141 accredited Jump Pilot Training provider, The Australian Jump Pilot Academy and is one of the APF's inaugural Jump Pilot Training Examiners and holds a position on the APF's Aviation Standards Committee.
Ryan is a dedicated father of three boys who also share his passion of aircraft and aviation.