About me

Travel is a passion I have had since I was young.  A career in this fun and appealing industry was something I chose more than two decades ago.

After starting with a leading leisure travel agency in Lane Cove, and learning the ropes, both hands on in the office and taking part in many domestic and overseas educational trips, I was then approached by a leading corporate travel company in Sydney. It was there that I managed the multi-million dollar accounts and equally sizeable egos of clients who included rock bands such as INXS and the demanding Channel 9 60 Minutes team who were required to depart on assignment at a moments notice.

That was then followed by a stint with another leading travel franchise in Sydney’s CBD. At this office, I continued to kick goals in exceeding the revenue targets set and built an enviable client base, many of whom are still with me today.

My career has allowed me to visit some of the most amazing destinations such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Nepal, Maldives, Oman, Dubai, Mauritius, extensively through the USA & Canada & Mexico and Europe and it doesn’t and won’t stop there.

Planes, trains and automobiles have long been the most popular forms of transport.  I have floated into include Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Barbados, St Barts, St Kitts in the Caribbean, then popular places in Mexico such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and the delicious Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kauai, Kona, the Big Island and Oahu as well as our own neighbouring Pacific Islands.

With almost 20 years corporate travel experience under my belt, and a passion that still lives, I became part ofTravelManagers in Sept 2008 with a view to providing travel management with a difference: providing service, imparting knowledge and utilising extensive experience for a clientele that has been with me for many years. I have now built a company that enables flexibility, value and management for many of my valued and time poor corporate clients. And also expanded with a leisure travel division to support the holiday travel requirements of the same discerning clients.

If you’d rather leave it to an expert, and save yourself the time and stress, then you need a Personal Travel Manager. We remove the frustration of the planning, ensure you get the best and often exclusive TravelManagers deals and then send you on your well-deserved holiday with everything you need to simply enjoy.

Where I've Travelled


Extensively within Australia


South Pacific – Fiji / Vanuatu / Tahiti
New Zealand – North and South Islands but I love Queenstown in particular
South East Asia – Thailand / Bali / Singapore / Malaysia / Hong  Kong / Philippines
Indian Sub continent – Nepal
USA / Canada / Mexico / Hawaii
United Arab Emirates – Oman / Dubai
Cruising – USA / Mexico /Hawaii
South Pacific
Tourist activities I’ve experienced

Cruising / snorkelling / parasailing / waterskiing on the crystal clear water in the Maldives/ hiking around Everest Base Camp in Nepal/ elephant rides in Chiang Mai / helicopter rides in Queenstown NZ / snowskiiing in Vail Colorado / bungy jumping / silver jewellery shopping in mexico and oman /  a night in a 5 star tent and walking to the top of a sand dune in the Arabian Desert to watch the sunrise, with no-one else in sight.


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