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Board of Directors

As one of Australia’s most established hospitality consulting firms, DWS Hospitality Specialists is directed by leading hospitality industry professionals with years of experience in the field.

 

JD_webJohn Dickson | Managing Director

Bachelor of Business with Distinction | Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management

John founded John Dickson Strategies in 1994.  He collaborated with Geoff Wohlsen to form Dickson Wohlsen Strategies (DWS) in 2005 and has helped grow the business significantly since then. He has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality and leisure sectors in senior management and consulting roles. John specialises in the areas of strategic planning, corporate governance, business structure and workshop and training facilitation. Read More

GW_webGeoff Wohlsen | Director

Bachelor of Law | Bachelor of Economics

Geoff and John formed Dickson Wohlsen Strategies (DWS) in 2005 and have developed the consulting business significantly. Geoff is a leading leisure and hospitality consultant and economist, and has  provided strategic and economic advisory services for over 25 years through a variety of key roles with BP Oil, KPMG Consulting and DWS.  Geoff specialises in economics, strategic planning, financial analysis, gaming, club and leisure development. Read More

Steve_web_bwSteve Parker | Director

Steve is an experienced gaming and marketing consultant and has enjoyed a successful career in a variety of industries over a number of years, spanning across Australia, Europe and South Africa.  As a valued Director of DWS Hospitality Specialists, Steve is currently working on a range of exciting projects for DWS and is available for consultation.

Doug_web_bwDoug Flockhart | Director

Doug is the CEO of Clubs Queensland, and has developed 27 years of management experience in the tourism, retail, property, not-for-profit and hospitality sectors.  He specialises in business innovation, management development and relationship building. Doug’s extensive experience makes him an invaluable addition to the DWS Board of Directors.

 

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