Chief Executive Officer
Wendy van Lieshout
Originally from the Netherlands, Wendy immigrated to New Zealand with her family as a child and is now very much a ‘kiwi’. With more than twenty years’ experience in senior management roles in leisure and corporate travel, Wendy is particularly passionate about inspiring positive culture in the workplace. She’s a graduate of the University of Canterbury, a previous board member of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand, and a current board member of the Tourism Export Council NZ. At Active Adventures, Wendy leads the talented team to excellence and is super focused on guest experience, satisfaction, and loyalty. An avid runner, Wendy has completed five full marathons and loves to hike, bike, and paddleboard with her family in all the beautiful spots around Queenstown.