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Meet The Team

  • Brett Ince

    Executive Director

  • Tracy Carter

    Deputy Executive Director Marketing & Communications Manager

  • Will Barber

    Digital Marketing Officer

  • Narelle Needham

    Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Simone Budd

    Study Geelong Student Engagement and Project Officer

  • Brendan Sanders

    Business Manager

  • Elise Getson

    Industry Development Officer

  • Felicity McKenzie

    Senior Administration Officer

  • Carla Garner

    Tourism Project Officer

  • Di Nelson

    Business Development Manager

  • Abbey Jones

    Membership Engagement Officer

  • Fiona Tuddenham

    Membership Engagement Officer

  • Joshua Harris

    Visitor Services Coordinator

  • Isla Foy

    Visitor Services Officer

  • Fiona Rushbrook

    Visitor Services Officer

  • Mark Day

    Business Events and International Manager

  • Brooke Jaworski

    Business Events Trade and Partnership Executive

  • Bonnie Van Dorp

    Business Events Marketing and Communications Officer

Brett Ince

Executive Director

This is Brett. When he’s not promoting the region, he is leading Team Tourism to sustain and grow the industry. He spends a lot of time working with businesses and the community to progress new ideas and loves seeing operators thrive. When work is over he enjoys relaxing with a glass of local wine, eating some local produce and trying to run the calories off along the Barwon River.

Tracy Carter

Deputy Executive Director Marketing & Communications Manager

This is Tracy. When she’s not crafting content to showcase the region, she is leading the charge to develop new strategies for Team Tourism. She spends a lot of of time wordsmithing our corporate communications, and indulging her love of puns, rhymes and tautograms. When work is over she exhales, inhales and shouts at the footy. Go Cats!

Will Barber

Digital Marketing Officer

This is Will. When he’s not writing stuff he’s trying to understand how the internet works. He spends a lot of time creating content and planning how to show it to people who’ll love our region. When work is over he’s probably surfing badly somewhere or playing records over a few beers.

Narelle Needham

Marketing and Communications Officer

This is Narelle. When she’s not working with media to plan the next way to get our region up in lights, she is promoting our food and wine products. She spends a lot of time on our Destination, Visitor and Map guides and loves cutting office laps, a belly laugh and a good yarn! When work is over she enjoys a glass of local wine, long walks, the footy in winter and the tennis in summer. 

Simone Budd

Study Geelong Student Engagement and Project Officer

This is Simone. When she is not working with the Study Geelong Ambassadors to celebrate our region, she is creating content to help our international students become fantastic hosts. She spends a lot of time helping them learn, love and explore Geelong & The Bellarine. When work is over she is hanging out with her horses or in the veggie garden. (She loves her family too!)

Brendan Sanders

Business Manager

This is Brendan. When he’s not balancing the books he is busy planning strategies for the future, ensuring our region flourishes as a sustainable destination. He spends a lot of time researching the latest data to make informed decisions, and loves helping inbound agents create dream experiences within our region. When work is over he dives straight in for 40 laps of the pool.

Elise Getson

Industry Development Officer

This is Elise. When she’s not coming up with new ideas to educate industry professionals, she is cheer-leading for the industry. She spends a lot of time finding fun regional stories to share, and truly loves a good spreadsheet. When work is over she’ll be out enjoying the sun, the beach and posting photos of her pug Bob. She really loves Bob.

Felicity McKenzie

Senior Administration Officer

This is Felicity. When she’s not at the front desk busy being the Face of Tourism™, she is managing multiple diaries and directing your call. She spends her time administrating, and loves taking care of our members, our staff, and our office rainforest. When work is over, she continues to support the region by drinking lots of local wine and eating generous amounts of local produce. 

Carla Garner

Tourism Project Officer

This is Carla. When she’s not juggling a bunch of different Tourism projects, she is thinking about the next one. She spends a lot of time helping our Business Manager and loves when the books add up. When work is over, she spends times with her two girls, doing all things girly! 

Di Nelson

Business Development Manager

This is Di. When she’s not leading the Membership team and rocking her corporate gear, she is sporty from the ankle down. She spends a lot of time engaging with members and planning new benefits, and loves welcoming new members to Team Tourism. When work is over she is riding her bike or out in the garden. 

Abbey Jones

Membership Engagement Officer

This is Abbey. When she’s not chatting with members she is working tirelessly to ensure they enjoy everything Team Tourism membership offers. She spends a lot of time organising spreadsheets and loves writing ‘to do’ lists. When work is over she loves spending time with her family and friends, and coaching her daughter’s netball team. 

Fiona Tuddenham

Membership Engagement Officer

This is Fiona. When she’s not talking all things membership she is working behind the scenes assisting our members. She spends a lot of time on ATDW profiles and loves getting out and about to meet new members and experience their fantastic new ventures. When work is over she juggles a growing family of soccer, dance and netball enthusiasts.  

Joshua Harris

Visitor Services Coordinator

This is Josh. When he’s not working alongside our team of volunteers he’s making sure that our Visitor Information Centres are well informed with everything happening in the region. He spends a lot of time making sure that our VIC’s are fully operational and loves getting great feedback from visitors. When work is over he’s likely at the beach, spending time with family and friends or discovering something new!

Isla Foy

Visitor Services Officer

This is Isla. When she’s not busy helping visitors and assisting our army of Volunteers she is out and about delivering brochures. She spends a lot of time working at different regional events and loves celebrating the region with our visitors. When work is over she is practising her Mandarin, dominating her husband in a Scrabble match and enjoying some hedgehog slice.

Fiona Rushbrook

Visitor Services Officer

This is Fiona. When she’s not assisting visitors at our Waterfront Visitor Information Booth she is restocking our VICs and working closely with our volunteer team. She spends a lot of time providing extra support during the peak holiday period and loves assisting with live activations. When work is over she enjoys a bike ride with the family, a good coffee and planning her next holiday adventure.

Mark Day

Business Events and International Manager

This is Mark. When he’s not hustling to bring meeting, conference, incentives and exhibitions (MICE) planners from around the world into the region he is brainstorming new ideas with his team. He spends a lot of time showcasing the region as a first choice destination for MICE events. When work is over, he logs off and shuts out the world.

Brooke Jaworski

Business Events Trade and Partnership Executive

This is Brooke. When she’s not spruiking the region to business event organisers from around the globe she is strategising the best way how. She spends a lot of time establishing strategic partnerships and loves creating events that impress. When work is over she enjoys a nice glass (or three) of Pinot Grigio and spending time with her two boys. 

Bonnie Van Dorp

Business Events Marketing and Communications Officer

This is Bonnie. When she’s not dreaming up new ways to promote our region to corporate event planners, she is publishing stories about our amazing operators on the Business Events Geelong blog. She spends a lot of time jazzing up the BE social media presence and loves networking at our corporate famils. When work is over she loves to read trashy novels and kick back with a cup of tea. 

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