Sue Gemmell

Sue has considerable skills in stakeholder engagement and management. Her willingness to listen and her experience of operational contexts allows her to quickly understand and address issues and has been key to her success in the development of New Zealand’s adventure activity standards and guidelines.

She has also engaged with development and revisions of key safety management industry resources, and has led the development, piloting and implementation of activity safety guidelines. She has also led the implementation of safety reviews in the adventure tourism sector.

Her employment history includes management roles in New Zealand’s leading Industry Training Organisation for sport, exercise, fitness, snow-sport, outdoor and community recreation. She has operated in the Middle East (Oman) as a Learning Development Specialist involved in the development and management of curriculum and learning materials for a school leadership (Principals) programme.

Sue hold holds a Degree in Physical Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, and numerous industry-specific awards.