Welcome to our house.
The Tourism CoLab is a collective of experienced thought leaders, researchers, mentors and change agents. We're a social enterprise delivering our social mission through education and capacity building. We're committed to journeying with you, in your organisation, network or community, to mentor, facilitate and build capacity in regenerative purpose-led tourism.
Meet The Team
Dianne Dredge, PhD.
Founder. Catalyst. Boundary spanner. Speaker.
Always thinking at the edge, connecting the dots, and making the invisible visible.
Fiercely passionate about the power of travel to help us see, understand and become better humans.
Global leader in tourism education, policy research and tourism by design.
A systems thinker, a bridge-builder, and boundary spanner.
Lived, worked and learned from amazing places like Xalapa, (Mexico), Waterloo (Canada) and Copenhagen (Denmark)!
Jenny Cave, PhD.
Associate. Anthropologist. Facilitator.
An experienced cultural heritage manager, evaluator and tourism catalyst.
A craftsperson (weaver) and systems thinker.
Cultural heritage management and operations, program evaluation, and market research.
A creative thinker, talented communicator and an innovative community engagement specialist.
Worked with international aid agencies, federal and local government, not-for-profits and the private sector in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australasia.
Adjunct positions at Swansea University, Wales and Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Social entrepreneur. Facilitator. Mentor.
Roberto is a passionate social entrepreneur, educator and world cycle tourer with over 10 years’ experience in delivering award-winning social entrepreneurship programs in educational, business and community settings.
Having both worked in academia and founded three successful consultancy businesses, I am able to combine rigorous research and analytical skills with business insight and experience.
After cycling for over three years from the UK to Australia documenting the work of social entrepreneurs around the world, Roberto founded the Changemakers’ Lab, a social enterprise created to support aspiring and existing social entrepreneurs to move from passion to action by providing educational, coaching and consulting services.
Conscious travel. Thought leader in regenerative tourism.
Anna Pollock is a thought leader and change maker renown for her leadership in regenerative tourism. Anna shares her inspiring work on regenerative tourism globally and we, at The Tourism CoLab, are lucky to have enjoyed a 10-year collaborative relationship with her, including projects in social entrepreneurship, education and regenerative tourism.
Anna’s contributions to regenerative tourism and destination visioning have been recognised in high level thought leadership in Belgium, New Zeland, Samoa and Ireland among other countries.
Anna’s core specialties are in strategy, tourism futures, conscious travel, public speaking and research. Anna’s passion is helping create positive workplace cultures that foster curiosity, creativity and collaboration.
Innovation. Co-creation. Community-benefit tourism.
Giang possesses a unique background blending industry, INGO and academic experiences that enable her to develop unique insight and practical approaches to development, mission-driven entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Besides serving on the advisory board of CBT Travel & Consulting, a social enterprise in Vietnam since 2014, Giang has consulting projects on digitalisation in tourism (European Commission), indigenous tourism, community-based tourism, sustainable development goals, climate change and visitor visa policies.
In 2020, Giang organised the inaugural Walking Workshop in community-benefit and social entrepreneurship in Vietnam with The Tourism CoLab. She is a regular collaborator and adds copious amounts of sunshine to every project!