Heidi Gillingham is responsible for the GTTP in New Zealand. Heidi’s career has seen her traveling the world, living in America, Austria, Australia, Greece, NZ & the UK, working in a variety of roles within the Recreation, Leisure, HR, Hospitality & Tourism industries. Originally from the UK, she settled permanently in NZ in 2014, where she developed her interest in Tourism, after basing herself in Queenstown – The Adventure Capital of the World!
Heidi has a degree in English from the University of Liverpool & during her time in NZ has been named Emerging HR Practitioner of the Year at the 2019 HRNZ Awards & been part teams receiving awards across a number of disciplines including Innovation, Employment, Diversity, Workforce, Collaboration & Tourism.
She is currently Programme Director for Go with Tourism; a New Zealand a government funded initiative, designed to change perceptions about Tourism careers, encourage talent into the industry & build the country’s Tourism & Hospitality workforce.