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Our Team

At FreeSpirit Resort & Holiday Park Management, you’ll experience a world of incredible thinkers, do-ers, innovators, collaborators and people-pleasers.

Our company’s uniqueness is the result of combined professional experience among our leaders. From holiday park/resort business development to financing, acquisitions, owner relations and complete operations, we hire the best, nurture their talents, encourage big thinking and reward hard work.

While corporate history and experience is important in defining who FreeSpirit is, it is the strength of our current leadership and, more importantly, our combined individual team members that ultimately deliver on our promise of excellence. They provide motivation and inspiration at our properties across the nation and ultimately determine the long-term success of our business.

Who’s in Our Crew

Senior Management Team

David Johnston

David Johnston holds the position of CEO for FreeSpirit and oversees the specialist areas of the corporate and legal governance. He became interested in the caravan and holiday park industry over 20 years ago when he and his other business partners purchased Maroochy River Holiday Park and 2 adjoining properties in Caloundra that have since been redeveloped into a new holiday park called Caloundra Waterfront. David holds a Bachelors Degree Business, Masters Degree in Business Administration, is a Chartered Accountant and a FAICD (Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors) and is a director on the FreeSpirit Board.

Yvonne Bristow

Yvonne Bristow holds the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) at FreeSpirit. She holds a Degree in Education and taught secondary and TAFE students for 20 years majoring in Home economics, Interior design and outdoor physical education before becoming heavily involved in holiday parks as an owner/operator, overseeing the entire park operations, park design and staff management. Her experience within the industry spans 25+ years. The transition from one career path to another was easy as the 2 "worlds" had many similarities. Yvonne has furthered her formal qualifications and now holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. Yvonne has carried her interest in education into the holiday park world and was instrumental in establishing an education, training and consultative division within FreeSpirit. Yvonne is a Board Member of FreeSpirit.

Ray Bristow

Ray Bristow has been involved in the caravan and holiday park industry for over 40 years. He has been active in the evolution of the industry across Australia running more than 17 large and very successful parks over his career. Ray brings the practical experience from a trade background to FreeSpirit and holds the positions of Director on the FreeSpirit Board and Special Advisor to FreeSpirit. Ray plays an integral role in the design, development and refurbishment projects that FreeSpirit undertakes.

FreeSpirit Support Team

Dani and Jo are our systems support officers for all FreeSpirit team members and clients. If you need assistance or simply a friendly voice to discuss your concerns with, these are the team members that will be there to help, or can direct you to find the answer that you require.