Fiona Nicholl, Gateway Media Group, Australia
With roots firmly embedded in Tourism and Media, Fiona Nicholl (nee McFarlane) has certainly found her niche in both industries. As well as being the Managing Director of Gateway Media Group, Fiona also holds the Cairns Consultancy for Elite Woodhams Relocations. Fiona has previously held positions with Thomas Cook/Travelex, DFS, Qantas Airways and held board positions with the Cairns Jockey Club and Skal International.
Established in 1994 the multi-award-winning Gateway Media Group were trailblazers in the Visitor Marketing Services sector, developing fully integrated multimedia delivery platforms including In-House Tourism Television, Inbound Tourism Magazines and a series of Welcome Maps.
In 2012 the business leadership was handed down to the next generation, transforming the focus to Digital Marketing Services as the world moved online. Gateway Media Group are now the leading specialists for Email Marketing Services and also offer Tourism Consultancy Services. In 2020 (pre-pandemic), Gateway Media Group launched a new product ‘Cairns Calendar’ which coins itself as ‘The Gateway to everything Cairns’, listing all Cairns’ events, places to stay, play, dine and local services.
Being a communications professional, it’s perhaps no surprise that Fiona says the best part of her job is networking. “I love interacting with people and finding ways to help them grow and succeed.”