Originally from Canada, Anita now possesses over two decades of professional working and living experience across almost all continents. This unique, direct global experience, innate ability to feel the ‘heartbeat’ of societies, and acute understanding of the economic, social, political and environmental dynamics impacting and inspiring nations facing change, have turned Anita into one of the most sought after international speakers and advisors on the subject of national growth, development, and often, recovery.
Importantly, Anita has established herself as a valued advisor to governments, especially in times of crisis (natural, economic, political or otherwise).
As a result of her international reputationat the highest levels, Anita has become a sought after speaker, moderator and coach in the advancement of tourism for nations across the globe.
Alongside her business leadership, Anita is also honoured to be:
SPECIAL ADVISOR to the Secretary General of the UNWTO http://www2.unwto.org/
STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO CNN INTERNATIONAL in the area of Tourism & Economic Development, operating as lead Consultant of CNN’s T.A.S.K. GROUP across all regions of the world. http://www.cnnmediainfo.com/task/
STRATEGIC RESOURCE TO THE WORLD BANK, WTTC and UNWTO in Tourism and Development http://www.worldbank.org/
Other leadership positions include:
THEBE Tourism Group – Board Member
TTC Treadright Foundation – Advisory Board member
WTFL – Think Tank Programme Committee
IIPT India – Advisory Board member
Zip Zap Circus School – Patron
CULLINAN Holdings Limited – Board member
TOURISM CARES Visionaries For Travel – Global