Fiji-born Andrew Thomson advises EXTREME Collection.
With over 50 years experience as an international hotelier, and as the Director of Pacific Nexus, Andrew has vast experience in the development of hotel and tourism projects, including the prestigious 25 villa Laucala Island Resort in the Fiji Islands.
Since 1966 Andrew has held directorships and management positions with major hotel groups in the South Pacific, the Caribbean, Australasia, the USA, Europe, North Africa and Asia, including Aman Resorts, Regent International Hotel group (later Four Seasons Hotels), Shangri-La and Rock Resorts.
Andrew has held numerous tourism and airline industry positions, including serving on the Boards of Air Pacific (later Fiji Airways), the Fiji Trade and Investment Board, and tourism and hotel associations in New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji and Australia.
A keen rugby player, he was President and a player with Fiji’s champion Nadroga Rugby Union from 1976 to 1982, a National Selector and Manager of Fiji Rugby teams from 1989 to 1997, and was Chairman of the Fiji Sevens from 1993 to 1997, when Fiji won the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
For his services to the Tourism Industry and Fiji Rugby, Andrew was recently awarded the Order of Fiji.