TIME attracts many of the key players of the industry who love "giving back" by helping others


Alan Collingwood

Alan CollingwoodAlan Collingwood has been involved in the tourism and hospitably industry for over 45 years.

Born and educated in England, Alan caught the travel bug back in the sixties and started travelling the world for six years.

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Andrew Drysdale

Andrew DrysdaleAndrew is a travel industry consultant and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the UNSW. He was Managing Director of Fiji’s Air Pacific for 10 years and served for 7 years as Regional Vice President Asia/Pacific for IATA. He has served as CEO of Australian Hazelton Airlines and CEO of Fiji based Blue Lagoon Cruises and tour wholesaler Tapa tours.

Bernadette Dennis

Bernadette DennisBernadette Dennis is the Director of BD Concepts Pty Ltd, a consultancy company, focusing on providing customer service skills, sales training and marketing concepts for the hospitality, tourism and travel industries.

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Carl Buerckner

Carl BuercknerCurrently Founder and Executive Chairman of Platinum Travel Corporation, Board Director of the Magellan Travel Group.

Previously Managing Director of HRG Australia.

Past Director and Chairman of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

Cathy Favaloro

Cathy FavaloroCathy Favaloro is the Regional Director of Sales Australia & NZ, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  She began her career in the hotel industry at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group over 25 years ago and has been working with Four Seasons for over ten years.

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Clare Weston

Claire Weston Clare has  been Working for Qantas Airways for the past 28 years  which has given her a wealth of     knowledge and expertise with one of Australia's most iconic brands.

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Craig Smith

Craig SmithCraig Smith was instrumental in the merger of Travelogic, one of Australia’s largest independent corporate travel management operations, with Corporate Travel Management in 2008.

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David Katz

David KatzAs Head of Sales & Marketing, David is responsible for defining & executing the commercial and marketing strategy for Amadeus across various customer segments in the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific markets, to ensure constant market share & profitability growth.

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Debbie Collins

Debbie CollinsDebbie has worked in the Travel Industry since 1982 where she started with American Express Travel. Since then she has worked with World Travel Headquarters, Thomas Cook, Hunter Travel Group and is now with Spencer Travel Eastside.

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Derek Morris

Derek MorrisDerek Morris has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry.

After starting his career with British Airways in Perth, he joined Cathay Pacific and later took a National Marketing role in Sydney.

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Fiona Prosser

Fiona ProsserFiona Prosser comes from a strong hospitality background. In Perth she held senior business development and management roles at two leading hotels.

Fiona joined the travel industry in 2004, her first role was that of National Account Manager for Woodside, She was then promoted to State and Regional Manager for Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

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Fiona Rose

Fiona RoseFiona Rose is the Managing Director Aust/NZ for LE Hotels, previously known as Luxe Hotels.  She has over 30 years experience in the travel and hospitality industry from retail agency to major hotel chains then setting up and operating her own company Boutique Hotels

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Glenyce H Johnson MAcc

15 years in the travel industry, 8 years as Managing Director of Peregrine and Geckos Adventures. Currently General Manager of Business Development for Emerging Markets - PEAK Adventure Travel Group; Chair of Marie Stopes International

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Gordon Young

Gordon YoungGordon has an extensive background over 40 years in Travel, Tourism and Aviation with the past 20 years being focused on Australia and the Asia/Pacific markets where he has held senior positions with American Express, Virgin Australia, Southern Cross Solutions

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Graeme Meacock

Graeme MeacockGraeme has a strong background in large and complex travel entities, covering a diverse range of roles. Global commerce and online experience with UK, US and Asian based businesses has been a common theme in most of his roles with an emphasis on the finance, commercial and business systems side of the businesses.

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Greg Wilson

With 24 years experience on “both sides of the desk”, from retail Travel Agent / Manager to  Sales Executive  / Manager with many of Australia’s top International and Boutique wholesalers.

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Helen Williams

Helen WilliamsHelen has an extensive corporate background with experience managing at different senior levels and in different travel industry segments including airline, tour wholesaler, and international tourism.

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Jan Knox

Jan KnoxJan has global experience as an executive and consultant in organizations focused on travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality. Assignments have been undertaken whilst living and working within Australia, Asia, the USA, Canada and the Middle East.

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Janet Collingwood

Janet CollingwoodJanet joined Thai Airways International in 1978. Janet played an integral part in the leadership group that built the basis for the tourism industry in Thailand to become what it is today.

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Jo O’Brien

Jo O'BrienJo has more than 25 years of experience across almost every aspect of the Australian travel industry. She has managed one of Australia’s largest travel groups, owned her own agency and had experience in retail,

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Jody Rogers

Jody RogersMy passion is sales and retail. Every aspect of running a business from setting a business and financial plan, training staff and ensuring their development, image and appearance, local area marketing and internal merchandising.

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Judith O'Neill GAICD

Judith O'NeillJudith O’Neill was a founding Director of Travel Industry Mentor Experience.

She is Managing Director of Judith O’Neill & Associates Pty Limited and Aspirations Consulting and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is an Accredited Business and Executive Coach and a former committee member of the International Coaching Federation of Australia.

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Lance Batty

Lance BattyEquipped with twenty years proven commercial experience, spread across three continents, and MBA qualified, Lance has successfully managed teams, business units and standalone national operations.

With a strong focus on strategy, people, sales and marketing (both offline and online) and partnership development he has held leadership roles in media, government, tourism and professional services.

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Leith Mills - TIME Director

Leith MillsLeith needs no introduction to much of the Australian Travel industry. She has worked in a wide variety of roles and has unparalleled experience in every aspect of travel agency operations. She has a widely acknowledged track record in providing tangible advice and products to travel agents to assist them grow their businesses.

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Lorraine Sharp

Lorraine SharpLorraine Sharp has spent 20 years in the travel industry working in 2 very different markets over 2 continents (Australia and USA).

Her product experience includes sales, marketing, PR, business planning, distribution, on-line and managing call centers

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Lynne Ireland

Lynne IrelandLynne Ireland has worked exclusively in the luxury sector for twenty-five years, holding senior management/directorship roles in corporate, wholesale, advertising, incentives and hospitality industries prior to launching Inspired Luxury in 2011.

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Lynne Schinella

Lynne SchinellaLynne Schinella developed a broad skills base early, starting her career in both airlines and five star hotels before starting up Schinella Incentives, an award winning conference and incentive company which she ran for 10 years.

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Mark Jenkins

Mark JenkinsMark is CEO of the Resurg Group.  Resurg works with franchise groups and multi-location businesses and has specialised in the travel industry for the last  15 years.  Resurg uses a research-based methodology incorporating benchmarking, education and peer review.

Martin Cowley

Martin CowleyMartin Cowley is a Company Director and Board Advisor with more than 30 years experience in the Airline and Travel industries around the world. He is delighted to participate with TIME as a mentor and support with pride the next generation of leaders of our great industry as they make their mark.

Mat Lewis

Mat LewisMat has extensive travel industry experience in Australia and internationally, having held a variety of sales, marketing, product and general management roles within well known global companies such as Hyatt Hotels International, STA Travel, i-to-i, Peregrine & Geckos Adventures.

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Oliver Tams

Oliver Tams30+ years in the travel industry, foundation member of UTAG - Travelscene Amex, TAFE trainer, TSAX retail National Sales Manager, Jetset TMC franchise General Manager, Head of Amadeus Corporate Solutions, Director TIME, avid blogger and industry spokesperson, now Director of Strategic Partnerships think procurement.

Penny Spencer - Chair and Director

Penny SpencerPenny founded TIME in 2009 after reading one of Richard Branson’s books, where he speaks intensely about the benefits of mentoring within business. Penny has been mentored throughout her career as well as having mentored not only her own staff but other mentees over the last 5 years. Penny believes the Travel Industry has so much wisdom and expertise that needs to be passed back into the industry and this is one of the main reasons she founded TIME.

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Phillip Styles

Phillip StylesPhillip opened Phillip Styles Marketing now Turnstyles Exhibitions and Events in 1982, an exhibition and events business. He created the AFTA Sunday Mail Holiday Expo and in 2014 the 33rd Holiday Expo was presented.

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Ron Rosalky

Ron RosalkyRon is currently Senior Advisor to L.E.K. Consulting, Chairman of Watermark Asia Pacific PILI a Director of MNH Sustainable Cabin Services PILI and a visiting Lecturer at the University of NSW in the Department of Science (Aviation).

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Shalom Paul

Shalom PaulI love impacting business growth and people’s lives through supportive mentoring, so they shine & achieve their personal best”. I’m an accomplished qualified Executive and Sales Coach & Trainer Facilitator with 30+ years' strengths-based, outcomes focused approach.

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Sharon Hannaford FAICD AAIM

Sharon HannafordSharon Hannaford is Managing Director of Limetree and holds a Master of Tourism Management Degree (MTM). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a member of the Australian Institute of Marketing (AAIM) and has had an extensive career in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Her expertise also involves her in lecturing and course development work at three of Sydney’s major Universities.

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Simon Bernardi

Simon BernardiSimon holds a Bachelor of Business in Transport and has over 25 years experience in the Aviation,Travel and Tourism industry. He has held a number of senior commercial roles within Qantas Airways and the Jetset Travelworld Group.

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Sue Graham - TIME Director

Sue GrahamSue is General Manager - Supplier Partnership at CT Partners.

She has extensive experience at a senior level in the Travel Industry covering retail, corporate, procurement, online and various distribution systems and has developed strong business relationships with airlines, hotels, wholesalers, tour operators and agencies.

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Tina Killeen

Tina KilleenTina has been working in the travel industry for over 12 years in various roles with Spencer Travel. Starting with Spencer Travel when they had been only 3 years in operation with only 4 staff members,

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Tony Carter

Tony CarterTony Carter is General Manager, Amadeus IT Pacific.

Tony started his career with Amadeus in Brisbane twenty years ago and has extensive experience in the Australian and New Zealand market.

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Trish Shepherd

Trish ShepherdTrish Shepherd has over 30 years experience as a Corporate Executive primarily at American Express gaining a wide range of expertise in Consumer and Corporate Card and Travel, Inbound and Outbound Travel, Franchise management and Foreign Exchange Services.

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Uschi Howard

Uschi HowardUschi has worked in the Travel Industry since 1979 and started her very varied career as a “Girl Friday” with Concorde Travel.

Since then she accumulated a wealth of knowledge

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