Libby Owen-Edmunds is a highly experienced Private Sector Development specialist and Sustainable Tourism professional.

She has lived and worked in Asia for 14 years being involved in business start-ups and business development for a range of private sector companies. Leveraging this private sector experience Libby adds enormous value to international development projects.


Her experience spans across a number of areas; market development, business consulting, local economic development, supporting & developing MSME’s, sustainable livelihoods, value chain analysis, PPPs, employability & entrepreneurship, destination management, environmental management systems (EMS), heritage and environmental conservation and marketing & communications.


She holds a masters in Responsible Tourism Management, is an associate of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) and an executive board member of the Responsible Tourism Partnership in Sri Lanka.


Libby is a regular public speaker at key industry events and is on a mission to ensure Asia’s private, development and government sectors are at the vanguard of sustainable tourism and systemic market development approaches.