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.
For over a decade Owen worked in Ernst & Young's transaction advisory businesses in Sydney and London advising private equity and corporate clients. Owen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from University of Canberra and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
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.