Fiona Sleight, ecoBiz Cairns Sustainability Coach, possess a wealth of industry practice and evidence-based research knowledge coupled with a passion for sustainable tourism development.
Fiona is the Director of EcoPro Consultancy which has successfully operated for 10 years providing mentorship and benchmarking to development initiatives with tourism operators based in FNQ, Whitsundays, Sunshine Coast and Sydney.
Fiona can provide dependable guidance on challenges faced by SMEs as evidenced by her leadership in ecotourism and having engaged with small to medium businesses on a range of development projects.
Fiona’s sustainability excellence has been demonstrated through her mentorship of Gold awarded QLD and NSW Operators 2015 Tourism Award winners, with an operator under her guidance receiving silver in Qantas National Tourism Awards 2016.
Fiona is an action-oriented personality who thoroughly enjoys fostering partnerships in sustainability and engagement in conservation initiatives.
Fiona has been classically trained in Business Sustainability Assessment having achieved tertiary qualifications in Science - Protected Area Management and an Honors designation in Sociology and Applied Social Studies.
Fiona is an established Environmental Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor ISO 4001. Fiona established EcoPro, a consultancy service established to provide independent certification assessment and auditing services to Ecotourism Australia. More on Ecopro can be found here.