Director of International Sales

Location: Cairns

Contact: Mobile: +61 (0)439 330966

Robbie started in the tourism industry in 1984 and has been with PTC since 2002. Robbie has a strong background in State Tourism Organisations (Tourism NSW and Tourism Queensland) and commercial sales with award winning companies Quicksilver Connections and Down Under Tours. Robbie combines academic qualifications in Travel & Tourism with extensive experience, commitment and passion and most importantly, a great sense of humour.

Professional Experience

Parker Travel Collection

Account Manager North America, Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand

  • Inbound Tour Management
  • International sales visits


  • 1989-1996 & 2000-2002
  • General Sales Manager

Down Under Tours

  • General Manager – Sales & Marketing

Queensland Tourist & Travel Corporation

  • Sales consultant, Sydney
  • Sales Manager, Groups, Sydney
  • Manager, Canberra

NSW Department of Tourism

  • Sales consultant
  • Tour Development officer
  • Tourism Industry Development Fund officer


  • Associate Diploma Travel & Tourism (SYD)

Personal Achievements

Branch Manager of the Year 1988, Queensland Tourist & Travel Corp

TTNQ Advisory Panel, UK & North America since 1998

Named in Queensland's Top 400 Business Achievers 1998

Invited to join Tourism Qld Advisory Panel North America 1999

Invited to join Tourism Qld Advisory Panel UK 1999/2000

Invited by Tourism Australia to join the Western Advisory Panel 2001,2002,and 2010-2013

Named Most Outstanding Individual Contribution to Tropical North Queensland Tourism by the Australian Tourism Export Council 2009

Named Most Outstanding Individual Contribution for the 2010 Tourism Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards

Things You Didn't Know

Likes reading ,movies and most sports

Enjoys writing and has written a book, In Continents, on his adventures around the world

Has 2 children and has 3 grandsons