Head of the Tourism Sector
Andrew McEvoy is the Head of the Tourism sector at NEOM, leading the creation of the world’s most ambitious destination development - where diverse natural habitats and a rich untold heritage story meets the tourism of tomorrow.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in executive and non-executive roles in tourism, the media, digital marketing and e-commerce.
Prior to joining NEOM, Andrew had a distinguished tourism career including as Managing Director and CEO of Tourism Australia. During his tenure, he oversaw the development and execution of the highly successful Tourism 2020 Strategy – which resulted in the doubling of national tourism receipts in less than 10 years.
As a company director, he has chaired Australia’s largest multi modal tourism and transport company, the Sealink Travel Group (ASX:SLK); was Chairman of the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF); was a Director of retirement and lifestyle brand Ingenia Communities (ASX:INA) and remains as Chairman of the Lux Group – owners of tech based travel company Luxury Escapes. He is also a Director of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia – operators of the iconic Ayres Rock Resort.
Andrew has held other C-Suite roles including as Managing Director of Fairfax Media’s lifestyle and events business and as CEO of the South Australian Tourism Commission. He remains an investor in several technology start ups including several in travel.
Andrew holds a Master of Arts, International Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree.
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