Andre's career in tourism started some 20 years ago when pioneering the first backpacker tour operating company in KwaZulu / Natal, South Africa. Subsequent travels around the world, including some of it's most remote corners, further entrenched the course of his career in tourism. Work in Africa has included the opening and management of wildlife concessions and safari lodges, driving his own tourism consultancy business and the last seven years defining risk management solutions, maintaining key corporate relationships, motivating project teams, connecting people, designing marketing strategies and sales plans for Africa's leading niche market broker and critical incident management company.
Andre is currently Director at both SATIB Insurance Brokers and Critical Incident Management Services. Outside of this he heads up the committee for the Self-Regulation of the South African Adventure Tourism Industry: Risk Management and is a regular speaker at tourism related events.