University of Surrey
Professor Leo Jago OAM is Professor in Hospitality and Events and Head of Department of Hospitality at the University of Surrey. Leo’s research has focused on both business events and major events where he has undertaken research on behalf of international agencies such as the UNWTO and the Joint Meetings Industry Council. He was the foundation editor of the International Journal of Festival and Event Management.
He joined the University of Surrey in August 2014 after three years as the inaugural Chief Economist and General Manager of Tourism Research Australia, where he was responsible for the establishment and management of Australia’s national tourism research agenda.
Prior to that, Leo spent 12 years as Professor and Director of university research centres in Australia and the UK, including six years as deputy CEO and Director of Research for Australia’s national Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism, which was a partnership between industry, government and academe.