Dr Meredith Wray

Dr Meredith Wray

Meredith Wray


Meredith brings a strong track record in tourism research, stakeholder engagement and strategic and collaborative tourism planning for governments, tourism organisations and industry stakeholders to the Destination North Coast Board. Her understanding and interest in regional tourism is founded on her PhD studies and research in sustainable tourism policy and planning.

She has designed and delivered destination management planning processes for destinations across the North Coast including Byron Shire, Coffs Coast, Nambucca Valley, Port Macquarie Hastings and Richmond Valley. She has also worked with Destination North Coast, Destination Southern NSW, Destination NSW, Tourism Victoria and the South Australia Tourism Commission on regional and statewide regional tourism review and planning projects, so she understands the bigger picture.

She recently led the development of new Destination Management Plans for the seven regional NSW Destination Networks to align with the NSW Government Visitor Economy Strategy 2030.

Meredith worked as an academic at Southern Cross University until 2014 and has been undertaking planning consultancy work since 2011. She continues to design and deliver higher education and training programs related to sustainable tourism.