Alistair Henchman

Alistair Henchman

Senior Consultant | Canberra, Australia

Alistair is an experienced tourism professional specialising in planning and development of protected area, and natural and cultural heritage sites.

His knowledge is underpinned by 25 years’ experience in the development, operation and management of significant tourism infrastructure and adaptive reuse of major historic sites, including World Heritage areas. Alistair’s protected area management expertise is complemented by qualifications in Architecture and Planning. He has worked on projects across Australia, New Zealand the Pacific and South East Asia.

Skilled at identifying new visitor opportunities, improving existing destinations, increasing revenue and achieving operational efficiencies, Alistair is also an effective communicator. He has extensive experience working with local communities to help them achieve their goals.


  • World Heritage and protected-area planning experience, and destination planning for natural and cultural heritage sites

  • Developing governance and management models for community projects
  • Finding innovative and achievable solutions for infrastructure, visitor facilities and services.

Project Highlights

  • Management model for Jondaryan Woolshed heritage attraction, Qld

  • Accommodation options for Warrumbungle National Park and Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, NSW
  • Community governance and management for Pukorokoro Miranda Shorbird Centre, NZ
  • Concept planning and feasibility analysis for Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre, WA
  • Town and Tourism Strategy for the Wimmera Mallee Town and Tourism Strategy, Vic
  • Concept planning for Oparara Arches visitor experience, NZ
  • Visitor Experience Plan for NZ Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Visitor Experience Plan, NZ
  • Site planning and delivery of improvements for the Samoa Tourism Growth Partnership, Samoa
  • Nature based Recreation Strategy for– Sunshine Coast Council, Qld
  • Tourism strategy for the Hin Nam No National Protected AreaTourism Strategy, Laos
  • Site Development Plan for Moonta Mine heritage siteSite Development Plan, SA
  • Strategic tourism advice and carrying capacity study, Niue.