Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Senior Consultant | Melbourne, Australia

Throughout Chris’s impressive 30-year career, he has helped destinations plan, implement and manage sustainable tourism initiatives.

He has developed strategy, business plans, accommodation supply and demand assessments, and feasibility assessments for a range of tourism projects. He has worked across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, and spoken at international conferences across the world.

With TRC, Chris has worked extensively in community and stakeholder engagement, service delivery, investment facilitation, tourism infrastructure, market demand and analysis, and product development. He has a comprehensive understanding of public land management and tourism, and planning for good governance..

Chris also has a strong track record in working with local government, land management agencies, regional tourism organisations and UNESCO. He understands the need for strong governance and is a qualified and practicing Company Director.


  • Exceptional stakeholder communication and client engagement skills

  • Outstanding knowledge and experience across public land management in Australia and New Zealand
  • Strong governance and risk-management experience.

Project Highlights

  • Gippsland Destination Management Plan

  • Governance Review – Kokoda Track Management Authority
  • Mount Hotham Walking Tourism Master Plan (In Development)
  • Rutherglen Wine Walk Cycle Trail Feasibility Assessment and Business Case
  • Cook Islands Tourism Crisis Management Plan
  • Victorian Visitor Economy Tourism Master Plan
  • Marlborough Wine Cycle Trail Feasibility Assessment
  • Wellington Regional Trails Framework
  • Accommodation Supply and Demand Analysis – King Island and Flinders Island
  • Gippsland Tracks and Trails Feasibility Study
  • Yarra Ranges Trails Governance and Business Models