Ritchie Harland Staff Profile
Ritchie is one lucky guy! He resides on beautiful Hamilton Island, loves his job and has just become a Dad for the very first time. Life doesn’t get much better.
Ritchie was born in Liverpool, England but relocated to Australia with his family when he was just 10 years old. He attended Sunshine Beach State High School in Queensland during his teenage years and always dreamed he would one day be a professional golfer. He played golf at every opportunity, sometimes playing 36 holes a day!
Following school, Ritchie landed his first role in the audio visual industry. After gaining some experience he joined AVPartners in 2010 where he worked on Hamilton Island as a Lighting Technician for just over a year. He transferred to Sydney (Four Seasons) for a short stint but returned to Hamilton Island as the Sales Manager just under a year later. He loves his current role and feels incredibly lucky to be working with such a supportive team. In fact, he considers the team as his extended family.
Ritchie thoroughly enjoys the events industry as there is always something new and exciting happening. It can be something as simple as new equipment, experimenting with new locations or proposing new ideas!
Ritchie’s most memorable show was the ‘Mitek’ event held on Hamilton Island. It was one of the first big events he executed in the Sales Manager role and it looked incredible! The show was flawless and the client was over the moon. In fact they were so happy they sent Ritchie their internal newsletter later that month which featured an article on their very successful Hamilton Island show!
In his spare time Ritchie enjoys playing golf (on Dent Island no less!) and doesn’t mind the odd spearfishing trip either.
Ritchie and his partner Beckie (who originally hales from Canada) now call Hamilton Island their home and were recently blessed with the arrival of their first son, Ollie. Life couldn’t be much sweeter!