Meet The Team
ANNA O’DWYER – ACCOMMODATION TEAM LEADER - ANGLESEA
Anna was born in NZ and travelled extensively as well as living in the UK and Europe before moving to Australia in 2011. Anna, along with her husband and their 2 children made the decision to move to Torquay in 2017, and they haven’t looked back since, loving all that life on the Surf Coast has to offer! Anna is a people person- she is friendly, level headed and efficient. Anna’s attention to detail, communication skills and customer service are second to none and drawn from her previous experience within the NZ Tourism and Hospitality industries and most recently her career as an Immigration Consultant. Anna’s passions are cooking and gardening. She also loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys a glass of wine with a cheeseboard.
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.
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’.
ZOE DONNE - ACCOMMODATION CONSULTANT - AIREYS INLET
Zoe has resided on the Great Ocean Road for all but the first year of her life. She has worked in real estate since 2014 whilst juggling stints in elite sport. She likes working with the general public and providing first class customer service at all times.
Presenting with a happy and cheerful outlook at all times is one of Zoe’s great strengths and she is always only too happy to assist with all your holiday requirements when she is not walking the beaches with her puppy or jogging through the hinterland.