Rob is CEO, part owner and chief guide and facilitator, and had 22 years experience in senior market, management and governance roles in large multinational and national companies in New Zealand and Australia before setting up Teamworks New Zealand, a corporate training and development consultancy offering organisational development, leadership and team development, which operated for 20 years, with a partner, John Stuart.
He has always been passionate about the outdoors, with 30 years formal experience in designing and creating safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences, firstly for corporate leadership and teambuilding adventure experiences across New Zealand and East Coast Australia, and for the last 10 years as chief guide for Simply Wild. He was a trustee and board member of the Whenua-iti Outdoor Pursuits Trust for 10 years, is now a trustee of the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trail Trust, and has extensive interests and experience in the outdoors.
He was a competitor in the original Coast to Coast multisport endurance race in 1992, and number of times subsequently, competed in multisport for over 20 years, and is a keen hiker, skier, kayaker and mountain biker plus experience in mountaineering, rockclimbing and caving. Owning and operating Simply Wild Journeys and Events is his happy place, with every day a different activity in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, and great clients, both travel and corporate.
Tim Fraser -Harris
Tim works with Rob on Simply Wild Conference Events. Tim owns Nelson Water sports and is a RYA Windsurfing Instructor Trainer and Centre Inspector. He brings over 14 years experience teaching at and managing watersports centres around the world. He is also qualified under the Windsurfing New Zealand system. Tim is an experienced RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor, and RYA Powerboat Instructor. With Nelson Watersports, he hopes to actively promote and encourage more participation in water sports in Nelson.
When off the water, Tim keeps himself busy with mountain biking, orienteering, and getting stuck into renovation and landscaping projects at home! He loves the active Nelson lifestyle. He is also a keen skier. During the winter months he can often be found up at Rainbow!