Meet The Team
JEANETTE HANCOCK – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – LORNE
Jeanette moved from New Zealand to Australia and has called Lorne Home for 11 years, as she saw Lorne a fantastic place to raise her young family.
With great ties to the Local Football netball club, she has embraced the coastal life style and couldn’t think of a better place to be and feels truly blessed. Jeanette has had a dual role within the company over the past four years, As our permanent rental Manager and Holiday consultant.
She loves the verity that both roles give her with meeting and interacting with many different clients, Tenants and guests
JULIE BRIMACOMBE – SENIOR ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – APOLLO BAY
Julie has been with us since 2002. Julie originally moved to Apollo Bay 15 years ago to own and operate a hospitality business. Prior to this Julie had been employed in the Real Estate Industry for 10 years. Julies experience brings a diversity of both customer care and strong business ethics to provide the ultimate in client satisfaction. With her willingness to listen to client needs she provides the expertise to take your investment to the next level.
LAUREN NICHOLLS – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – APOLLO BAY
Lauren has lived in Apollo Bay since 1983 when her family moved from Melbourne to run Greenacres guest house and restaurant, a much loved establishment that gave her invaluable experience in the accommodation industry. Since beginning with Great Ocean Road Real Estate in 2004, Lauren has worked in sales administration, property management and holiday accommodation which has given her a thorough knowledge of all facets of the business. Lauren takes pride in all aspects of her work and her experience and positive attitude combined with her friendly demeanour and approachable manner make relationship building easy.
Outside of work, Lauren is a keen cook and loves getting involved in her local netball and basketball competitions. She also enjoys getting out and about with her family and exploring the great outdoors.
LIZ CURRIE – ASSISTANT ACCOMMODATION MANAGER
Liz moved to the coast 9 years ago and has worked in both sales administration and accommodation with in Great Ocean Road Real Estate during that time. Previously working in Events in Melbourne before her move to the coast ensured she developed client relationship skills and the ability to problem solve under pressure. Liz loves living on the coast with her young family and the mix of beautiful houses, amazing owners and lovely guests makes her experience working for Great Ocean Road Holidays the perfect life work balance.
MATTHEW NEILL – ACCOMMODATION MANAGER
Matthew brings a wide variety of accommodation experience over the past 25 years. Along with an ongoing commitment to exceeding expectations of both guests and owners, Matthew has an eagerness to embrace new technology that will assure our business continues to be a dominant force in the ever changing holiday rental market. Matthew is an active member of the local community and has called the region home for over 15 years. A passion for all things outdoors, in particular the ocean, Matt is often seen paddling out pre dawn in what he describes as ‘the best possible way to start the day’.
ROSEMARY KOVACIC – ACCOMMODATION TEAM LEADER – LORNE
Rosemary has a deep connection with both our business and The Great Ocean Road. Spending her summer holidays in Lorne, Rose now manages holiday homes that her family rented themselves through Great Ocean Road Holidays. Moving to Lorne full time in 2011, Rose brings exceptional guest relation skills and of course local knowledge. Efficient, helpful and reliable, nothing is ever a problem for Rosie. A proud mother and active member of the Lorne community, Rose loves the beach lifestyle and tearing up the waves in her spare time.
SALLY STERLING – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – LORNE
Sally has called the Surf Coast home for over 10 years. Being the newest member of the team, Sally brings with her knowledge from a background of diverse hotel accommodation, and professional experience in guest services & reservations. Always having admired beautiful properties and resorts, Sally loves providing visitors with stunning spaces to enjoy for the next level of ultimate holiday accommodation. Sally enjoys exploring our beautiful backyard we call the Great Ocean Road & has lots of helpful local tips for your time here on the Surf Coast.
SHARLENE DAY – ACCOMMODATION TEAM LEADER – ANGLESEA
Sharlene and her family have resided in Torquay for the last 7 years after seeking a lifestyle change from Melbourne. Sharlene prides herself on consistently delivering positive outcomes through impeccable attention to detail and strong organisational skills. Coming from a media background she has always had a strong belief in marketing and presentation and that taking the time to execute these professionally will equate to better results. With an eye for detail, interior styling has very much been a passion, Sharlene also has experience working in the retail homewares and soft furnishings industry, where she can advise clients on colour palette, furniture placement and offer direction with the little touches that will give a competitive edge to a home.
SHELLEY ROBB – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – APOLLO BAY
Shelley began with us straight from leaving school in 1985. Shelleys wealth of experience in accommodation is unsurpassed. Shelley is also a third generation local and is always more than happy to share her local knowledge. Shelleys friendly manner always impresses her clients.
SOPHIA THOMAS – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – LORNE
Sophia joined us 4 years ago from Melbourne for sea change. She has previously worked in Property Management in Melbourne and has a passion for Real Estate. Sophia’s love for people and passion for hard work makes her enjoy coming to work each day. On her day’s off she enjoys exploring the Otway’s.
TAMARA O’CARROLL – ACCOMMODATION TEAM LEADER – APOLLO BAY
Tamara grew up on a beautiful farm near Apollo Bay surrounded by The Great Otway National Park. She has grown up camping and exploring the local region and has a great knowledge of the local area. Throughout summer (and winter) you will see her zooming along The Great Ocean Road on her Jet Ski or enjoying any activity that involves the Ocean! Tamaras family has been in the accommodation business since her great grandparents built their guest house in Apollo Bay, back in the 1950s. She looks forward to helping you enjoy your holiday in Apollo Bay.
TANYA DEVINE – ACCOMMODATION TEAM LEADER – AIREYS INLET
Five years ago Tanya waved goodbye to Melbourne and embarked on a sea change in Fairhaven. Now settled with her young family in Aireys Inlet, she feels very lucky to be able to live, work and play in this special part of the world.
Tanya has an extensive background in marketing and communications, bringing strong customer relations, interpersonal and problem solving skills to her role at Great Ocean Road Holidays.
She is a devoted mum of two (plus a cheeky Airedale Terrier), loves going on hikes, rock rambling on the beach, bad dad jokes and the occasional G&T.
Vicky Ziogas – ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT – ANGLESEA
Vicky has been connected with the Surf Coast since 1990 after the purchase of a holiday home in Aireys Inlet which became her permanent abode in 2007. Definitely one of life’s better decisions! Working at GORRE has been a pivotal part of her life since 2008 with customer service, problem solving and attention to detail being major attributes of her job performance. Family, friends and pets are an endless source of gratitude and pride. Plants, sunshine and open spaces are her ‘mental therapy’.