Johnny Edmonds is the Director for the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA). He is also a traditional land owner in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Owner/Director of a NZ-based consulting company that specializes in Indigenous economic development. Johnny has held executive management positions for various Indigenous non-profit organisations for the past 17 years in NZ and Australia. These include the Waitangi National Trust, Taitokerau Regional Maori Tourism Organisation, NZ Maori Tourism Council and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council. He has also served on various tourism industry Boards in NZ and Australia. Johnny has held statutory and executive management positions in the NZ government, including National Commissioner of Crown Lands with the national responsibility for managing the Crowns land interests.