john chilton

john chilton

The MulgaMail Group

Greater Boston Area
Leisure, Travel & Tourism

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john chilton's Overview

  • Director:Crowdfunding, Secretary - Alton Centennial Rotary Club, at The 'GeoFair Project'
  • Director at The MulgaMail Group
  • Director at Great Escape Travel Services
  • Principal at Seawind Group

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john chilton's Experience

Director:Crowdfunding, Secretary - Alton Centennial Rotary Club,

The 'GeoFair Project'

October 2013Present (1 year)


Every October Rotarians are encouraged to focus their attention on Vocational Service. October is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities - volunteering one’s vocational talents to assist in building more sustainable and resilient communities; enduring communities.

The GeoFair Project’ is one to which I have made a commitment to contribute. Involvement in the Project is open to all Rotarians and other like-minded individuals who share similar views on the ideals of service.

Rotary is a wonderful service organization in the process of re- energizing itself as it moves to engage younger people, supported by the older ones amongst us with a young in spirit mindset, and has embarked upon a three year Pilot program to develop a format for an “Innovative and Flexible Rotary Club”. The pilot program will end in June 2014 and we await the results with keen interest –

Meanwhile an expanding group of us have a ‘Skunk Works’ underway to incubate and launch the ‘GeoFair Project’ - (think Lockheed & talk to Google if it is a term with which you are unfamiliar :-).

The project is based on the same premise for the Rotary Pilot referred to above which is:

“Innovative and flexible Rotary clubs are fun, dynamic, diverse, resilient, tolerant, and interested in trying new things, proactive, member driven, results oriented, resourceful, inspirational, and
relationship rich.”

The project, a unique international fundraiser for local communities, is due to be launched in October 2014 and is being developed in partnership with the North Country Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D). If you would like to find out more about what’s afoot and explore possible involvement - please drop me a note inviting me to 'LinkUp' with you.

And yes, – we’ll be MIFing it (making it fun).

Here's to Lighting up Rotary : One Club, One Project @ a time - together!

Cheers, YIR, John

Director Crowdfunding- Alton Centennial RC


The MulgaMail Group

January 2009Present (5 years 9 months)

The Mulga Mail Group is a Destination Marketing Services Company.

We are currently involved in an exciting venture designed to sell Downunder as a Destination for leisure travelers: New Zealand, Australia, and the countries of the South Pacific -- a NEW way through a simply unique Campaign.

Bringing Back the Thrill

Long ago, the world was a patchwork of unmarked lands and irresistible unknowns. Adventure lurked beyond the edges of every map. Travel was a thrill.

But then things went terribly wrong: travel became a formula. And when that happened, we lost our way. We decided that the Caribbean and Venice is for lovers and that’s just the way things are. We began retracing one another’s steps. We started repeating and we stopped discovering.

What have we lost?

The goose bumps. The butterflies. The chills. We want them back. And so do our clients.

With that vision in mind, in order to reinvigorate how our industry thinks about travel Downunder - no more formulas, we decided.

We took a familiar staple, cruising & small group - starting with 2! - tours and set things wildly off-course: no more of the same old staid Caribbean circuit. We pointed our ships and small buses south, to more unusual destinations: Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific Islands. And with fresh eyes, we started discovering once again.

Our Campaign and our GeWi Pass will redefine what travelling Downunder can be...

Let’s bring back the thrill.


Great Escape Travel Services

July 2005September 2013 (8 years 3 months)

Great Escape Travel Services provides individuals and groups in North America the opportunity to Come Walkabout for a vacation to experience our Authentic Downunder - to enjoy a different perspective of the iconic South Pacific, and meet descendants of the original peoples while uncovering undiscovered experiences off the "tourist tracks" – on special trips crafted to meet the unique expectations of our clients.

Our Authentic Downunder journeys encompass:

Australia: The world’s smallest continent with the oldest living civilization on earth.New Zealand: 100% Pure - the last land mass on earth to be discovered, making New Zealand the youngest country on earth.And the many ‘Isles of Delight’ nestled within the romantic South Pacific region including Fiji, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Tonga, and Tahiti.


Seawind Group

October 1987January 2009 (21 years 4 months)

Seawind Group – Business Architects

Statement of Purpose: To assist in the design, development and, when appropriate, interim management of new and existing businesses for peak performance whilst enabling them to earn a ‘sense of place’ within a sustainable environment.

Assignments/projects have ranged in duration from four (4) months to in excess of four (4) years. Primary focus has been on small/mid-market companies and non-profits with less than 250 employees.

In addition to a management career to CEO level of a public 6000+ member marketing cooperative,John was trained formally as a management consultant by the international consulting firm of Orr & Boss and Partners. He has worked on a variety of assignments including strategic planning; company and marketing development, export market development, acquisition/market entry analysis, production control, materials utilization, industrial & tourism market research, new venture analysis/establishment, sourcing of export marketing development grants, major Event design & management, and C-Level management recruitment & selection.

Countries where assignments were completed: Australia (NSW, QLD, WA), New Zealand, USA (MD, MA, NH, and CT), United Kingdom (England, Scotland, and Wales), Germany, and Holland.

Sector experience: land based/agribusiness, construction, retail, property development & management, manufacturing, Travel & Tourism, Innovation centers and professional service sectors.

john chilton's Skills & Expertise

  1. Tourism
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Event Management
  4. Business Development
  5. Cruises
  6. Marketing
  7. Management
  8. Market Research
  9. Marketing Strategy
  10. Analysis
  11. Nonprofits
  12. Selling
  13. Online Marketing
  14. Business Planning
  15. Recruiting
  16. Time Management

john chilton's Education

Lincoln University (NZ)

B.Ag.Science(econs), Marketing,International Trade & Development,Econometrics,Production Economics


john chilton's Additional Information


After Hours Interests: Tennis, squash, rugby, skiing, travel, organic gardening, Home Brewing, property development,stock market, Toastmasters(CC), and a Golden Retriever named Tassie-Roo, Special interest in the development of a social enterprise to contribute to the work being undertaken by the SPBD -South Pacific Business Development.

Groups and Associations:

Meredith Village Savings Bank, Meredith, NH – Corporator Alton Centennial Rotary Club: Founding member/past, Memberships: * Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce-NH, * New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation. * Founding Member of the Mystic Brewery-MA * Brew Free or Die Homebrew Club NH * NZ Returned and Services Association/Ashburton * Lifetime Alumni - Lincoln University. NZ * Axeman -Christchurch Football Club/ - Rugby Founding Director of the New Zealand/Australian Franchise Association. Former Memberships in: the Institute of Management Consultants, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (then responsible for CIM activities downunder), the British Institute of Management, Licensing Executives Society. Former Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.

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