Mr Graham Budd
Graham Budd has been Chief Executive of Destination Queenstown since May 2012. As CEO, his responsibilities entail driving the strategic direction and management of the organisation and ensuring all marketing strategies are in line with Destination Queenstown’s business plan. He is Chair of Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) and on the Tourism Industry Aotearoa board of directors. Graham has more than 25 years of marketing experience, including five with Destination Queenstown as General Manager of Marketing, prior to his promotion to CEO. He also has a strong corporate background in developing and executing targeted brand strategies and marketing plans and managing teams of varying sizes. Originally from Wellington, Graham has previously held marketing and management positions for leading multinational companies including Unilever, Wrightson, Colgate Palmolive, Lexis Nexis and General Cable.