Fiona McFarlane - cherrygift

With a background in Tourism and Media Fiona embraces every new challenge with passion and commitment. Fiona learned the ropes of the tourism industry whilst working for Qantas in the early days of her career, which ignited her love for travel. In 2010 Fiona’s entrepreneurial skills came to the fore when she took the step to expand her parents’ Cairns based family business into Brisbane, creating advertising based tourism maps of the region.

Relocating to Cairns and taking over the family business in 2012 on the passing of her father proved to be not only a great challenge, ...but afforded her the opportunity to transport the print based business into the new territories of digital media, with a high degree of success.

Her love of travel encouraged Fiona to join the international tourism networking organisation SKAL. Never one to do anything by half, Fiona quickly rose through the ranks and is now currently the SKAL Australia National President.

In February 2015 Fiona embarked on her latest and greatest challenge, the creation of cherrygift. If hard work and resilience are the ingredients for success then cherrygift has a great future.

QLDCristy Houghton