A stakeholder engagement specialist with 18+ years of international experience working with leadership
organisations, Oliver is an expert in the design and execution of research to identify innovations in marketing and reputation strategy. At Twenty31 he works closely with senior leadership teams to measure competitive performance and brand resonance and navigate the sustainability agenda. He also directs various brand and tourism development consulting engagements including for Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Tourism Nova Scotia, Palau Visitors Authority, Southwest Ontario Tourism, PromPeru and Nunavut Tourism.
Oliver was formerly with reputation and sustainability consultancy GlobeScan where he led thought leadership and stakeholder engagement projects for numerous multinational/multilateral organisations including Asian Development Bank, BBC World Service, Intel and Rio Tinto. He was also the co-facilitator of the world’s first major business crowd-sourcing forum, the Unilever Sustainable Living Lab, to identify practical solutions to sustainability challenges.
Oliver has served as the Associate Director of the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Strategic Intelligence Centre. In addition to co-managing the Centre, Oliver was a frequent panellist on CNBC Asia’s morning business programme. Oliver started his career at the Canadian Tourism Commission where he worked in progressively senior positions in planning, marketing and the Office of the President & CEO.
Oliver holds a Graduate Certificate in International Marketing from University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Economics and International Politics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is on the Board of Directors of women’s rights and anti-poverty organization Oxfam Canada, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the PATA Foundation and a member of Destination Canada’s Research Advisory Council.