Fastrak Asian Solutions Managing Director, Richard Beere, has extensive high-level contacts across the region and a reputation for helping businesses to win in Asia. Richard established the company after an extensive career leading Australian tourism expansion into Asia. The innovative approaches he developed for the tourism industry have proven to be equally valid for other sectors including professional services and education.
Richard Beere has spent nearly half of his more than 30 years professional experience working and living in Asia in senior management positions, with responsibilities covering the broader Asian region from Japan to India. This has included 3 years living in Japan, 2 terms in Singapore of 4 and 7 years, and another 4 years working in Hong Kong.
A confessed “Asiaphile” with a passion for building bridges between peoples, cultures and markets, Richard is also a senior manager with a proven track record of delivering above target business results, revenue growth, and successful market development strategies.
Richard was part of the team that succeeded in making Australia the first western destination to gain Approved Destination Status in China, and was instrumental in the development of Tourism Australia’s original China Development Plan.
He is a “facilitator” by nature and is motivated by thinking outside the box. His business experience provides him with a powerful and unique set of skills, experience, and attributes including international business, multi-market cultural understanding, Government and commercial arenas, strategy, management, marketing, and communications.
In 2011 he received the Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Industry Award from the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in recognition of his efforts, especially in regard to Asia.
He is currently Managing Director of Fastrak Asian Solutions, a company he established in 2011 to “help companies build business with Asia” and whose client list includes National, State, and Regional tourist bodies; national tourism operators; and SMEs.