Paul Nursey joined Destination Greater Victoria in January 2014. He is an experienced and respected senior tourism leader and progressive tourism marketing, strategy, and branding expert with 25 years of tourism-related leadership and management experience. He has held leadership positions with the Canadian Tourism Commission, Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours, Mount Seymour Resorts and Tourism Vancouver – the Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau. Widely regarded as one of Canada’s top tourism policy minds, Paul serves on the board of Destinations International and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada as the Advocacy Committee Chair.

As the CEO of Destination Greater Victoria – a member organization of Destinations International – Paul Nursey has taken the Destinations International Equity, Diversity and Inclusion CEO Pledge. He is committed to cultivating a visitor economy that represents a wide variety of individuals at all levels, celebrating the broad range of human differences among us and embracing the commonalities we share.

Paul holds a degree in Regional Planning from Simon Fraser University, has completed the Executive Development in Tourism program from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and has completed the Directors Education program from the Institute of Corporate Directors and University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.