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Our Team

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We’re experienced, well travelled and to be honest, a little bit obsessed with travel.

We love journeys that work, are seamless and go off without a hitch, because no matter if you’re travelling for business or pleasure, travel should be an enjoyable experience. We want to make sure that each step of your journey is well planned, thoroughly checked and that your expectations are not only met, but exceeded. 

 

 

Management

 


Linda Brettell
Managing Director

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

"My favourite holiday escape has been a Safari through East Africa and spending time in Bhutan. However, when I can find some free time, I love to slip in a trip to Bali!"

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Truly a part of the DNA of Sanford Travel, Linda has been there right from the beginning. From manager to owner, she has created a culture that heroes innovation and transparency while slowly building a unique team of thinkers, managers and travel creatives over the years.

Her commitment and success is evident through Sanford's accolades as well as a long standing and constantly growing client base.


Georgina Byrt
Managing Director

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

"I love travelling the world, alone and with my family. My favourite destination to date is St Moritz. I start my day with a latte and a big hello to my team."

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Responsible for the day-to-day management of the business, Georgie is renowned for her ability to understand and anticipate client needs as well as supporting the team in achieving both their personal and business outcomes.

From staff to clients, we all want to feel loved and special, and there is no one better at this than ‘Mother Hen’ Georgie.


Kevin Headings
General Manager

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

"It’s hard to pick just one favourite destination but up there would have to be Hawaii, Canada and the Greek Islands! I enjoy keeping fit and socialising with friends."

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Kevin has worked in the travel industry for the last twenty years and started his career as a travel consultant in the UK. Having worked in corporate travel in Australia since 2004, he is very experienced with large corporate companies – in particular the automotive and financial services industry.

His exceptional customer service, proactive nature and strategic approach has seen Sanford build a loyal client base. Kevin prides himself on leading by example, creating long lasting partnerships and becoming an integral part of their business.
 

Corporate

 


Annalizza Cruz
Client Relationship Manager

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

"I’ve been fortunate to travel to many places, Bora Bora being one of my most memorable destinations. Staying in an over-water bungalow, views of turquoise waters in a five-star resort; the ultimate travel experience!"

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Annalizza has a degree in Arts and Human Resources from the University of Sydney and over fourteen years of experience in the corporate travel industry. She has a special interest in Industrial Relations and has an in-depth understanding of all areas in travel-oriented administration.

Her incredible organisational skills keeps Sanford's internal practices pristine and above industry standards. She has strong interpersonal skills and is IT savvy to allow Sanford to deliver market-leading reports required for corporate clients.


Jenny Farrell
Corporate Team Manager

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

"Travelling is my true passion – and as they say, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” My best travel advice is to mix in those truly local experiences with a little luxury, you will enjoy your trip so much more if you allow yourself travel balance. Cocktails and massages can most certainly follow a 12-hour third-class train experience!"

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Having lived in the UK, South Africa and Bali, Jenny’s experience of the world informs her work today. Starting her travel career back in 1997, she has retained the same passion for the job for 20 years. She loves the fast-paced environment of organising business travel and takes great pride in turning an average business trip into something truly amazing.


Tom Brennan
Corporate Team Leader

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

"I’ve travelled extensively around the world, with Canada being my favourite destination. At lunchtime I like nothing more than getting out for a run around Sydney Harbour. Keeping fit and active is my passion and I’m a very keen weekend mountain biker too!"

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Tom has worked in travel for almost sixteen years for both large multi corporate agencies and now within a smaller boutique agency where he has found his niche providing professional, friendly service and building positive relationships. Tom takes great pride in his work with attention to detail and thinking ‘outside the square’ to always provide the best possible service to his clients.


Erin Mendygral
Corporate Travel Manager

MY TRAVEL TIP

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Helena Jamieson
Corporate Travel Manager

MY TRAVEL TIP

"My favourite thing about travel is the richness you gain from meeting people along the way, making it hard to choose a favourite destination. I get my energy for the day with a lovely stroll through Hyde Park, to and from the office, giving me a clear outlook and hearty approach to each day."

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Helena has always had a real passion for travel and started her career in retail leisure where she spent four years. She then improved on her travel knowledge by taking the leap and working abroad in the travel industry in the UK.

She has worked in many different sectors of the industry, giving her a diverse knowledge which she can apply on a day-to-day basis. She has impeccable customer service skills and enjoys building rapport with her clients.


Brooke Bartl
Corporate Travel Manager

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

"I have a passion to travel the world and an interest in photography. I’ve worked in the travel industry in London, and travelled around Europe, the West Coast of North America and Fiji."

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With a Certificate in Travel and over three years’ experience in the corporate travel sector, Brooke has booked for plenty of large blue chip companies. Along the way, she has handled VIPs with outstanding customer service and excellent attention to detail, enjoying every minute of making travel bookings and meeting the needs of clients.


Saige Billinghurst
Corporate Travel Manager

MY TRAVEL TIP

"Making sure you have copies of all documentations confirming confirmation and payment. Especially when booking pre paid rates!"

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The youngest at Sanford Travel, this is Saige's first full time employment in the travel industry. She was really excited to start her career in this industry, as this has always been what she wanted to do since High School. Sage has a passion for traveling and helping others to see and do different and exciting adventures while traveling. She can't wait to be able to experience all of what the world has to offer, and what better way to do this than through a career!
 
 
 

Leisure

 


Jill Zukerman
Cruise and VIP Specialist

MY TRAVEL TIP

"When checking into a hotel in a foreign country, always ask for a card from reception, showing hotel address and telephone details. This will be easy for you to show taxi drivers etc., to ensure you don’t get lost."

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Jill travel industry reputation has spanned over forty years. With a large personal client base, she specialises in all aspects of travel including business travel, leisure, air and land and keeps up to date with global hotel and industry trends.

Jill is an accredited cruise professional and a member of the International Cruise Council Australia, so has extensive cruise industry knowledge. She has been a recipient of many travel awards including the Australian Federation of Travel Agents Award of Excellence for Best International Travel Consultant – City and Suburbs and was 2006 Finalist for Best Retail Consultant – Retail.


Gemima Mennell
Leisure Specialist

MY TRAVEL TIP

"Whenever I travel somewhere new I try to learn four key words in the local language: hello, please, thank you and yes!"

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Gemima has been a travel specialist for 19 years and is driven by her personal fascination with other countries and cultures. So far she has explored more than 43 countries and applies her personal knowledge and experience to her work. With her attention to detail, insider knowledge and customer service she won Travel Agent of the Year at the Travel Weekly Awards in 2010. She also picked up the South American Specialist award and was the African Specialist runner up.


Erin Edwards
Leisure Specialist

MY TRAVEL TIP

"I love tapas and sangria so Spain is my favourite country to visit. I enjoy visiting places ‘off the beaten track’ and eating where the locals eat."

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Erin discovered her love of travel while living in the UK, where she visited scores of British and European cities.

In 2009, she kicked-off her travel career at Flight Centre and, after years of training and experience in leisure retail travel, moved into the corporate sector. Erin fine-tuned her customer service skills to perfection and broadened her management experience while overseeing a large portfolio of corporate travel accounts. She joined Sanford in 2012 and immediately became an essential part of the team.
 
 

Events

Finance



Brett Jowett
Incentive and Event Manager

MY TRAVEL TIP

"When in Vegas always back the red!"

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Brett’s career in travel began over thirty years ago in Sydney where he literally started on the ground floor as the office junior. Within a year he became a domestic corporate consultant, until 1984 when he moved into a sales and marketing position.

In 2006, Brett opened a travel representation business specialising in incentive and group travel but he always maintained a strong connection with Sanford Travel and has since returned to a full-time position in early 2015 to lead the event travel team. With a strong emphasis on customer service he brings undeniable experience and maturity to the Sanford Travel team.
 


Jossie Aguilan
Finance Manager

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

"I’ve travelled the world, from cruising the Blue line to shopping trips in Hong Kong, Manila, New York and Los Angeles."

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Jossie began working at Sanford in 2008, bringing with her knowledge of financing accounting, budgeting and cost-control principles that cannot be faulted.

Armed with a degree in Commercial Science and Accounting, her strengths lie in strategic thinking, reporting, projections and integrating technologies, skills gained since joining the travel industry over thirty years ago. Jossie's happy demeanour and conscientious nature is her greatest asset to Sanford and its clients.


Joanne Farrar
Accounts Assistant

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

"I have travelled extensively domestically and internationally recently travelling to the Maldives, Samoa and New York. Most recently my love of walking has taken me to the Bay of Fires, Maria Island and New Zealand."

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Joanne has worked in the travel industry for the past thirty-five years in both Sydney and London. After consulting for over twenty years she made the move behind the scenes where her experience, skills and attention to detail have transferred perfectly into her travel accounting role.