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Mice Net : February 2009
people LESLEY AITKEN DiRecToR oF MaRKeTinG DocKsiDe GRoUP sandra chipchase said Ms Blumenthal has had tremendous experience in the online, consumer and trade marketing segments having worked for Disney, Warner Bros and L’oreal. HERE I AM NOW ! Fiona Pascoe Director of sales Directions What did you want to be when you grew up: a general manager of a luxury hotel. Your first job: Horse riding instructor, riding for the Disabled. Your first pay packet: $50 for a saturday morning. Your first break: i was made a Butler at the regent, sydney (the only female Butler eVer!) Describe your current role: new business development for a fabulous conference and event company. The best part of your job: creating ideas to inspire people! The worst: Doing my expenses. Who has inspired you: ted Wright, general manager at the regent sydney in the 1980’s, for building a culture of anticipatory service that still exists today at the four seasons; David Grant, DGse, for being brilliant; Barack obama for his courage; and my parents for 50 years of marriage! Your best quality: ability to connect with people. Your worst quality: impatience. Your best achievement: long friendships. Where do you want to be in 10 years’ time: on a beach in antigua, with a jug of Mojitos and an ocean breeze. Your likes about the MICE industries: ability to inspire people through experiences. Your dislikes: last minute changes! 208 mice.net PETER TUDEHOPE ReGionaL ManaGeR caRLson HoTeLs Lesley aitken has been appointed director of marketing of Dockside Group, taking responsibility for the overall marketing of the group’s eight venues and future development plans. Ms aitken brings to the position an impressive history in directing the marketing of some of sydney’s most outstanding venues with more than 20 years’ extensive industry experience. Most recently she was director of marketing for the aiH Group. JULIET LALLY PRoJecT eXecUTiVe BRisBane conVenTion BUReaU Juliet Lally has been appointed project executive of the Brisbane convention Bureau. she comes to the bureau with several years’ experience in the events industry – most recently gained through roles with the stradbroke island Beach Hotel | spa Resort and Hi event Management, where she was marketing manager. SALLY IRWIN BDM sYDneY TURF cLUB sally irwin has been promoted to the role of event sales business development manager of the sydney Turf club. Ms irwin has achieved impressive sales results and contributed to significant annual growth in the organisation’s Rosehill Gardens and canterbury Park conference, events and exhibition revenue. Her new focus will be developing strategies to contribute to the continual growth of the event business particularly at Rosehill Gardens following the launch of the $30 million Grand Pavilion in 2008. HAYLEY BLUMENTHAL DiRecToR, MaRKeTinG & coMMUnicaTions McVB Hayley Blumenthal has been appointed director, marketing & communications of the Melbourne convention + Visitors Bureau. McVB ceo, Peter Tudehope has been appointed regional manager for australia and The Pacific by carlson Hotels Worldwide – asia Pacific. Mr Tudehope takes up this new responsibility in addition to his current role as general manager of the Radisson Plaza Hotel sydney. Prior to managing the Radisson Plaza Hotel sydney, Mr Tudehope worked at the cHW-aP corporate office, helping develop the company’s luxury brand – Regent® Hotels & Resorts. His role was later expanded to assist with the development and growth of the group’s other brands with a key focus on Radisson. EL KWANG DiRecToR oF saLes DocKsiDe GRoUP el Kwang has been appointed director of sales of the Dockside Group. Mr Kwang has been instrumental in driving changes to Dockside’s sales approach in his position as group business development manager for the past two years. Prior to this he held positions with Doltone House and hotel groups accor and Rydges. MICHELLE TICEHURST eVenT saLes eXecUTiVe sYDneY TURF cLUB Michelle Ticehurst joins the event sales team at the sydney Turf club in the role of event sales executive. Ms Ticehurst brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles within the marketing team at carnival australia and in event and hospitality sales at acer arena. in other news, Rebecca Hughes continues her long association and contribution to the organisation as business development executive (part-time). Rebecca’s knowledge, networks and results remain an asset to the team.