Meet the team – Jock Edmondson
Jock Edmondson recently joined the Milford Opportunities Team as a Visitor Experience Planner.
Through this work he is exploring what elements are needed to truly deliver a world class experience, including less and better infrastructure, how to connect more New Zealanders to this incredible place, and how to appropriately incorporate cultural elements into the experience.
Jock has been involved in the tourism industry and delivery of visitor experiences since 2000 when he completed a Degree in Parks and Recreation and Tourism at Lincoln University. His most recent role as a Regional Visitor Planner in DOC focused on ways to manage visitors on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and climate change adaptation planning for South Westland Glacier Country.
He has spent time on the frontline of tourism, glacier guiding on the Franz Josef Glacier and in DOC operations across Aotearoa. A move to Nelson in 2014 and time in the Nelson City Council led him into long-term recreation planning and asset management. Before he completed his university studies, he was an electrician in his younger years.