With family living in Harare, I have always wanted to be involved with Africa. I started in the Travel industry in 1989 as a Safari Tour Operator, before I moved back to Zimbabwe to establish Bush Telegraph, a marketing and consultancy company specialising in marketing safari camps and lodges to tour operators throughout the world.
The down turn in tourism in Zimbabwe in 1999 allowed me the time to undertake my Private Pilots License, during this time I also consulted for a short-lived start-up tourism airline for Zimbabwe and Mozambique. However the flying bug was firm and I undertook my Commercial Pilots License in 2001 at the ripe old age of 36! I have flown throughout Africa on contracts or ferry flights for DHL, Solenta Aviation and Federal Air; the latter two I have remained in partnership with, when starting TFC in 2007.
I am proud to have joined Coastal Aviation, East Africa's largest tourism specialist airline, as Managing Director in 2015. Although, largely desk bound, these days, I still actively fly, when I can and I use my tour operating experience to help us develop our products.