Colin Bransgrove is the executive officer of the Marina Industries Association Ltd (MIA). He commenced this role in 2008. MIA is the peak industry body for the marina industries with a growing membership across the wider Asia/Pacific region. Membership has grown to 300 at an average of 4% per annum since 2008. MIA has a clear focus on the provision of marina industries education, accreditation and research.
Colin has played a lead role in managing MIA’s long standing relationship with the Recreational Marine Research Center, Michigan State University, USA. The collaboration has resulted in eight years of groundbreaking marina research focused on the economic, social and environmental performance of marinas in Australia.
Prior to his role with MIA Colin was CEO of another peak industry organisation on the back of heading up a number of tourism associations during a diverse 25 year career within the tourism industry. Positions included director industry development with Tourism New South Wales and director of a successful start-up adventure travel business.
Colin has a degree in Education and a Master of Business in Tourism Development.