Speakers Profile - John Anderson










Travels From:
New Zealand


With just 25 pounds New Zealander John Anderson found a way to not only see Europe, but to start his own business - Contiki Holidays - in 1962.

When John eventually sold the company in 1989 it was and remains one of the worlds major tour operators. Contiki is now firmly established as an international brand name.

Subsequently, as a member of the Auckland Rotary Club, John conceived the idea of a major fundraising opportunity - which became The Ellerslie Flower Show.

John and his wife Alison, wanting a change of lifestyle, now live in Marlborough. John is currently writing a book on the Contiki story.

In John's presentations he tells the incredible story of how he developed a simple idea into one of the worlds major tour operators. This includes tales of his determination to succeed, the belief in himself, his successes and failures. It is full of extremely funny and sad anecdotes that have a marked effect on the emotions of his audience.

The presentation can be adapted to suit any type of audience or occasion.