Our Mentors

Adam Phillips

Expertise

  • Aviation
  • Alliance
  • Corporate Strategy

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajgphillips/


Andrea Slark

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO, Board Director, Manager, Team leader
  • Executive Management
  • Start-up/young business
  • Strategy & Online

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-slark-16787510a


Andre Moten

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO,
  • Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager
  • Aviation and Corporate Travel
  • Sales & Marketing.

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/andre-moten-a475887/


Andy Buerckner

Expertise:

  • Corporate Travel
  • Strategy
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Personal development

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-buerckner/


Angela Middleton

Expertise

  • Management – Sales & Marketing
  • Team Leader
  • Wholesale, Cruise and Aviation

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-middleton-9729bb16/


Anthony Drury

Expertise

  • CEO/MD/Board Director
  • Corporate Travel
  • Aviation
  • SaaS
  • Hospitality
  • Fintech
  • Scale UP
  • Global

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/druryant


Belinda Montgomery

Expertise

  • Hotels & Tourism
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Redesigning sales structure & processes
  • Start-ups, contracting & outsourcing
  • Partnerships & business development

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindamontgomery/


Bernadette Dennis

Expertise

  • Executive, Manager, Team leader
  • Sales & marketing
  • Hotels & Hospitality

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernadette-dennis-4a664b8/


Bettina Barker

Expertise:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Aviation
  • Wholesale
  • Digital Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettina-barker-8bb0006/


Chad Carey

Expertise:

  • TourOperator
  • Wholesaler
  • Hotel Operator
  • Commercial negotiating
  • Managing Director/ Corporate Governance

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-carey-90454126/


Chris Hall

Expertise:

  • C suite leadership
  • Business transformation
  • M&A strategy development and execution
  • State and Federal Government advocacy and lobbying
  • Travel and Tourism management, sales and operations
  • Inbound and outbound tourism marketing and commercial applications

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-hall-975a236/


Christian Schweitzer

Expertise:

  • Marketing, Media and Management
  • Business Strategy development and implementation
  • Market Research
  • Public Relations
  • Retail, Wholesale, Government sectors
  • Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises
  • Creative and Digital Agency experience

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianschweitzer/


Clare Oborne

Expertise:

  • Executive, Board Director, Manager, Team leader
  • Executive Management, Commercial Lawyer
  • Start-up/young business

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-oborne-62987a78/


Bill Calderwood

Expertise

  • CEO and Director.
  • International Destination management with NTO.
  • International Industry Association
  • Marketing & strategic planning
  • Management consulting.
  • Retail and Wholesale Travel.
  • Organisational review and restructure.
  • Resort and tourism attraction launch.
  • Network across Australia and Asia

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-calderwood-100a3b13/


Claudia Rossi Hudson

Expertise

  • Luxury Retail Travel Agency Management
  • Executive, CEO
  • Marketing
  • Travel Industry Advisory Boards
  • Work Life Balance

Linkedin: hhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-rossi-hudson-36b80123/


Craig Adamson

Expertise

  • Executive, Manager
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-adamson-39003a25/


Dan Russell

Expertise

  • Business owner
  • Retail & Corporate travel

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-russell-88bb841/


Danny Roche

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • State Sales Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Tourism

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/droche1/


David Brown

Expertise

  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Executive leadership
  • Strategy
  • Project management

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbrownhotels/


David Hughes

Expertise

  • CEO/MD/Executive Committee

  • Airlines

  • Corprorate/ Retail / Wholesale Travel

  • Strategy – Corporate and Digital

  • Start-Ups

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hughes-26a14216/


Demi Kavaratzis

Expertise

  • Senior Commercial Leader
  • Digital Platform and Corporate Travel
  • Distribution and Channel Sales Management
  • Travel Services including Aviation and Hospitality

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/demi-kavaratzis/


Dilli Ching

Expertise:

   • Aviation
   • Consulting
   • Contact centre & business operations

   • Change management
   • Start-up

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/dilliching


Fiona Dalton

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • Sales & Marketing, Account Management
  • Cruising
  • Retail Corporate
  • Wholesale

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/fiona-dalton-7830356?


Fiona Prosser

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Travel
  • Account Management

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionaprosser/


Fiona Rose

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-rose4/


Fiona Watson

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Travel
  • Wholesale
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-watson/


Gai Tyrrell

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO
  • Retail & Corporate Travel
  • Aviation & Wholesale
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaityrrell/


Geoff Wilkinson

Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Life-long learning advocate
  • Aviation professional
  • Mentoring

Glenyce Johnson

Expertise

  • Business owner
  • Adventure and specialised travel

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/glenyce-johnson-a5b8332/


Iain Summers

Expertise

  • GDS, Retail and Business Travel Management
  • Airline Operations
  • Senior and Executive Management
  • Operations, Customer Service & Training
  • Personal Effectiveness and Self Leadership
  • Online and Business Travel systems
  • IT Network and Communications

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iain-summers-b1a6ba2/


Jackie Foggitt

Expertise

  • Executive Level management
  • Cruising
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-foggitt-616a342/


Jacqui Walshe

Expertise

  • CEO &Non-Executive Director
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Aviation
  • National Tourism Office

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacquiwalshe/


Jeff King

Expertise

  • People management
  • Leadership
  • Sales structures and processes
  • B2B
  • Wholesale and Retail

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-king-98a34433/


Jo O’Brien

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO, Manager, Team Leader
  • Retail & Corporate travel
  • Aviation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Online & Technology

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-obrien/


Jorge Fernandez

Expertise

  • Executive leadership and management, Independent director, advisor and business coach
  • Corporate, retail and tour operations
  • Business and people performance, strategic planning and execution
  • Digital transformation and travel technology

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorgeappliedsense


Judith Crompton

Expertise

  • CEO, Manager, Team Leader
  • Revenue & Yield Management
  • Aviation
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Online & Technology

LinkedIn: hhttps://au.linkedin.com/in/judith-crompton-8b6292ba/


Justin Montgomery

Expertise

  • General Manager & Director
  • Aviation and Wholesale
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Online & Technology

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmontgomery1/


Kate Shilling

Expertise

  • Tourism Strategy and Leadership
  • Product Development
  • Marketing and Distribution

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kateshilling


Karen Harrison

Expertise

  • Corporate travel
  • Account Management
  • Aviation Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenlharrison/


Karen Taylor

Expertise

  • Executive Level General Management
  • Hotel and Hospitality

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karentaylordade/?originalSubdomain=au


Karsten Horne

Expertise

  • Own Corporate Travel Agency
  • CEO
  • Passionate about clients and the planet
  • Entrepreneur

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karsten-horne-58270210/


Kathryn Ross

Expertise

  • Account & Client Management
  • Corporate travel
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-ross-94ab3221/


Kaylene Shuttlewood

Expertise

  • Executive Level Management
  • Retail & Corporate travel
  • Aviation GSA’s
  • Sales & Marketing

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaylene-shuttlewood-448b7249/


Kelley Wacher

Expertise:

  • Leadership Development, Hospitality, Corporate & Retail
  • Executive, CEO, Manager
  • Executive Coach, Behavioural Profiling
  • Facilitator, motivational speaker
  • Sales & Customer Service delivery

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleywacher7/


Kim Tomlinson

Expertise

  • Regional Sales Management
  • Aviation
  • Franchising
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-tomlinson/


Kim Wethmar

Expertise

  • CEO & Managing Director
  • Relationship Management
  • Account Management

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-wethmar-3b45533/


Lisa Pagotto

Expertise

  • Small business
  • Start ups
  • Adventure tourism
  • Strategy
  • Niche business

LinkedIb: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-pagotto-66768454/


Lorraine Sharp

Expertise

  • CEO & Executive Level Management
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Wholesale
  • Retail Travel Group

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-sharp-0856129/


Louise Millmore

Expertise

  • Executive Level Management
  • GSA
  • Cruise specialist
  • Wholesale, product and groups
  • Overall business management, accounts, HR, budgeting,
  • Project management and reporting.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-millmore-4a231415/


Mandy Scotney

Expertise

  • Leadership development
  • Business coaching
  • Executive Development
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mindfulness
  • Team building & development
  • Conflict resolution

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandyscotney/


Margaret Armitage

Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Coach

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret-armitage-42725319/


Mark Jenkins

Expertise

  • Retail
  • Corporate
  • Executive, CEO, Manager
  • Travel Group

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-jenkins-1923977/


Martin Cowley

Expertise

  • Executive Level, CEO, Manager
  • Aviation & Tourism
  • Retail & Corporate Travel
  • Business Strategy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-cowley-63b5423/


Mat Lewis

Expertise

  • Own Online Travel Agency
  • CEO
  • Professional Coaching all levels

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewlewis/


Maxine Wiggs 

Expertise 

  • Sales, Marketing and Operation Management
  • Leadership
  • Wholesale
  • Start-up strategy
  • Supplier relationship management

LinkedIn profile URL – https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-wiggs-26935123/ 


Michael Londregan

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO, Manager
  • Hotels and Hospitality
  • Aviation
  • Strategy, Negotiation, Business Development

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-londregan-b062a81a/


Mike Stein

Expertise

  • Executive leadership
  • Corporate management
  • Sales, distribution and marketing
  • Operations

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-stein/


Neil Ager

Expertise

  • Airlines and Aviation
  • Sales team leadership
  • Territory general management
  • International sales and commercial management

LinkedIn: Neil Ager – Virgin Australia | LinkedIn


Nicole O’Sullivan

Expertise:

  • Sales Coach & Customer Experience Delivery
  • Business Coaching
  • Leadership Development –  Behavioural Profiling
  • Director, CEO, Manager
  • Facilitator

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-o-sullivan/


Nicole Regel

Expertise

  • Sales & Account Management
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Aviation, Wholesale and GDS (or Technology?!)
  • Leadership

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-regel-b9101623/


Neil Thompson

Expertise

  • Non-executive director
  •  Executive management
  • Commercial strategy
  • Loyalty marketing

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilthompson1/


Oliver Tams

Expertise

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Communications
  • Start-ups & Strategy
  • Leadership

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivertams/


Pat Skalsky

Expertise

  • Developing a leader’s confidence and Communication skills
  • Career Advancement
  • Leaders
  • Management – Operations, key Accounts and Executive Level

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/patskalsky385b854/


Peter Hosper

Expertise:

  • Executive
  • Global Corporate and Marine & Energy Travel
  • Leisure Travel
  • Conferences and Events
  • Strategic Sales and Account Management
  • Personal Development

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-hosper-632664b8/


Penny Spencer

Expertise:

  • Retail and Corporate owner, manager and founder
  • CEO, Sales and Marketing Management

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/penny-spencer-a616201/


Peter Beveridge

Expertise

  • Senior Level Executive
  • IT&T
  • Operations and Customer Service

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterbeveridge/


Peter Dunn

Expertise

  • MICE
  • Aviation and Cruise
  • Convention Bureaux

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-dunn-91198549/


Peter Egglestone

Expertise

  • CEO & Managing Director
  • Accounting & Economics
  • Retail & Wholesale travel
  • Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-egglestone-24a2215/


Peter Topping

Expertise

  • Business Mentor
  • Travel Technology
  • Online Travel

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phtopping/


Richard Savva

Expertise

  • Business Owner and Director
  • Travel Management & Technology
  • Corporate Travel and Leadership

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-savva-3431157/


Robyn Blacklock

Expertise

  • Leadership and Self Development
  • People and Business Learning & Development

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robyn-blacklock-4306772/


Rod Menzler

Expertise

  • Supplier Relations
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Global Partnerships
  • Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rod-menzler-b07663140/


Ruth Lilian OAM

Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Events Management
  • MICE Industry specialist

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-lilian-a6ba8215/


Sandy Colombo

Expertise

  • Leadership and Communications
  • Facilitator

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy


Scott Barber

Expertise:

  • Managing Director
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Sales and Marketing Leadership
  • Strategy and execution
  • Product Management
  • B2B partnerships and sales

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottbarber1/


Sean Martin

Expertise:

  • Managing Director,
  • General Manager and Board Member
  • Leadership Development
  • Retail and Touring

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-martin-9ab90829/


Sharon Hannaford

Expertise

  • Managing Director
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Events and Hospitality

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-hannaford-mtm-faicd-4186b812/


Sharon Stanley

Expertise:

  • Management Consultant
  • Performance Coach
  • Key Account Management
  • Corporate Travel Management

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-stanley-b442a85/


Shelly Poten

Expertise: 

  • Managing Director
  • Strategy
  • Culture & Engagement

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelleypoten/


Simon Bernardi

Expertise:

  • Executive, CEO
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Wholesale
  • Aviation

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-bernardi-23002211/


Sonia Holt

Expertise

  • Destination Marketing and Development
  • Human Resources and Recruitment

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniaholt/


Steve Brady

Expertise

  • General Manager
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Account Management
  • Wholesale Travel

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevebrady/


Steve Farrelly

Expertise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Transformation
  • Global Sales
  • Project Management

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-farrelly/


Sue Graham

Expertise:

  • Executive Management
  • Commercial Negotiation
  • Supplier and Product Management
  • Distribution – Retail, Corporate and Wholesale channels

Susan Haberle

Expertise:

  • Strategic leadership,
  • Customer relationship & account management,
  • Sales & operational management,
  • Negotiation & influencing

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/susan-haberle-inspire


Terry Oomens

Expertise:

  • Hotels – property, cluster, regional, global
  • Tourism, Hospitality
  • Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning
  • Leadership
  • Corporate, Wholesale, MICE

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-oomens-2887b0b


Timo Lorenzen

Expertise:

  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Operations & Management
  • Public Speaking & Coaching
  • High Performance & Positivity Mindset

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timo-lorenzen-sydney/


Trish Shepherd

Expertise

  • Executive, CEO, Manager
  • Retail & Corporate travel
  • Franchising
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/trishshepherd/


Zoran Panzich

Expertise

  • State Manager
  • Wholesale & Corporate travel
  • Franchising
  • Sales & Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zoran-panzich-41650a22/