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Daniel Gschwind

Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Daniel Gschwind


Daniel Gschwind is the Chief Executive for the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC). QTIC is Queensland’s peak tourism industry body with more than 2,000 members throughout the state, including 13 regional tourism organisations and 15 sector associations.

Daniel represents QTIC on various committees and advisory boards including the GBRMPA Tourism Reef Advisory Committee (TRAC) and the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC, University of Queensland Industry Advisory Board (Business School), the Griffith Institute for Tourism Advisory Board and the Bond University Regional Advisory Board. He is a board member of Jobs Queensland, a statutory authority, and is the deputy chair of the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) and the chair of Australian Tourism Awards.

Daniel is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland Business School. He is the Honorary Consul of Switzerland for Queensland.

Daniel holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Queensland and has worked as a senior economist with Queensland Treasury. He is a Vice Patron of Surf Life Saving Queensland, an Ambassador for the Queensland Museum Foundation, an Ambassador for the 30-Year Queensland Plan and an Ambassador for the World Tourism Forum. Daniel is also on the Inspiring Australia – Queensland program reference group.

He has previously been involved in yacht charter operations in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean for ten years.