Our team

John Shillibeer

John joined One Greenstone in 2011 and advises on trade relations, product and business development.

In the last ten years John has worked as GM for Mountain Kingdoms, a top walking & trekking specialist tour operator, and was the UK & Europe Sales Manager for G Adventures, one of the biggest small group adventure providers worldwide. Over this time he has established a great variety of contacts worldwide with DMC’s and business partners as well as trade relationships in the UK and Europe and now New Zealand.

John’s adventure travel background started with 8 years at top worldwide adventure company Exodus, and has also worked at luxury specialist Cox & Kings.

His favourite countries are Nepal and Peru, and counts Antarctica as one of the many places to have blown him away.  Having travelled on all 7 continents, John is as happy hiking in the Andes as he is on safari in Africa or nursing a cocktail on a beach in the Caribbean.  John is a keen musician and talented singer songwriter and his love of culture and music has given him the opportunity to perform in Cuba, St Helena, the US, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and China and even on board a ship in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.

 

Janet Shankland

Janet founded One Greenstone in 2010 and manages the consumer marketing and trade relations for all partners globally.

In recent years Janet has specialised in destination marketing and has been running the UK & European office for the extraordinary South Atlantic island of St Helena and previously for Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Covering all marketing and PR activity across trade, media and consumer campaigns.  Janet has also provided consultancy services for destinations as diverse as Bahrain, the New England states and the Pitcairn Islands.

Having started her career in her homeland New Zealand, Janet settled in the UK and for many years worked for worldwide and specialist operators in the luxury sector gaining valuable experience in sales, operations, marketing and product at tour operators such as Abercrombie & Kent and Scott Dunn.

In 2016 Janet returned to New Zealand and is operating One Greenstone in two hemispheres with partners and contacts around the globe.

Janet is a natural traveller and began with a rucksack on her back at 22 travelling throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. An insatiable appetite for exploration far and wide over the years has led Janet to appreciate anything from a well-run hostel and a home cooked meal in Uganda, to some of the finest hotels in the World. Most happy finding out about new cultures, meeting and engaging with people and loving the World we share.

 

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