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Our Team

Our Team

Katherine Reid

General Manager

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Katherine came to Bundaberg Tourism from the Town of 1770/Agnes Water, after operating a successful tourism business for almost 20 years. She was proactively involved in both her local Discovery Coast Tourism Organisation as President and also her surrounding Regional Tourism Organisations in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Capricorn and Fraser Coast. A mother of two adventurous kids, Katherine loves getting out and about to explore the pristine natural environments of the Bundaberg North Burnett and finding new culinary adventures with all of our region’s fresh local produce!

 

Gillian Jenney

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

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Gillian is our Office Manager & Executive Assistant looking after our General Manager and Board of Directors.  Gillian brings with her a number of years Office Management experience.  Gillian has called Bundaberg home for the last 9 years after moving accross the world with her husband and son from little town in Northern Ireland called Larne.  They fell in love with the Bundbaerg Region after coming here on holiday 10 years ago to visit our Beautiful Lady Elliott Island.  Gillian and her family love what this beautiful region has to offer, spending their spare time camping and visiting our wonderful beaches and national parks.

 

Sheryl Thompson

Finance Officer

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Sheryl is a Bundaberg local, who after leaving home at the age of 18 to work, travel and raise a family throughout Queensland in places like Mackay, Gladstone and on the Sunshine Coast, returned home to Bundaberg eight years ago. Sheryl has a strong financial and administration background, having worked in construction, small business, and community, not for profit organisations for over 15 years. Along with her husband, Sheryl loves being home in Bundy, spending time with family, exploring the camping areas, the beaches, scenic drives and amazing cafes.

Ellie Tonkin

Destination Marketing & Events Specialist

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Ellie came to us from Rockhampton where she worked for Capricorn Enterprise. She has spent over 10 years managing community festivals, live performances, business events, gala dinners and consulting.  She is originally a Northern Territorian, however has spent most of her adult life in Queensland. Ellie and her husband have two loud and energetic little boys who love getting out and about exploring the Bundaberg North Burnett region.

 

Greer Zunker

Marketing Assistant

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Greer was born and raised in Bundaberg and has recently returned home after spending the last three years studying at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and has spent her time since leaving Bundaberg working in marketing, accounting and administration. Greer hopes her Marketing Assistant position with Bundaberg Tourism will help her advance her digital marketing skills, create contacts and secure a future in marketing. At the moment she is spending her free time enjoying the laid-back Bundaberg lifestyle and catching up with family and friends.

 

Jon McPherson

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Jon is our Digital Marketing Specialist and started with Bundaberg Tourism early August 2017. Jon has a Degree in Multimedia and several years of experience in web development, media and graphic design. What does Jon love about our region? I love how much nature Bundaberg and surrounds has on offer. Our reef is perfect, islands are incredible, and our national parks are very accessible.

 

Amanda Savage

Project Officer

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Amanda has recently moved to Bundaberg after spending the last 5 years in Agnes Water and The Town of 1770. Originally from South Australia, where she worked for both the South Australian Tourism Commission and Flinders Ranges & Outback SA Tourism, Amanda has spent the last few years with GAPDL managing the Agnes Water Visitor Information Centre. A mum to two beautiful kids, she loves spending her free time exploring the beaches, walking trails and amazing natural beauty of the Bundaberg Region.

 

Emily Cleaver

Visitor Information Centre Coordinator

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Emily has the mammoth task of looking after visitor services for Bundaberg  three Visitor Information Centres in Bundaberg, Childers & Gin Gin. Born in NSW but forever craving the Queensland warmth, sunshine and lifestyle, Emily has called Queensland her home for the past 24 years. She brings with her a wealth of experience and years of knowledge of the tourism and hospitality industries, strong administration skills and exceptional customer service. Emily has worked in many Queensland regions such as Mission Beach, the Whitsunday Islands, Agnes Water/Town of 1770 and more recently Toowoomba at the Jondaryan Woolshed. A camping, events and festival lover, she enjoys adventuring with her family to find culture, arts and delicious food throughout our region!

 

Leanne Holyoake

Holiday Experience Specialist

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Leanne is one of Bundaberg Tourism Holiday Experience Specialists and works primarily in the Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre. She has been in the tourism industry for approximately 30 years and has travelled Australia extensively. Leanne moved to the area about four years ago and lives at Moore Park beach. She enjoys working at the Visitor Information Centre because it enables her to share her tips and hints with travellers about what they are able to experience whilst in the Bundaberg North Burnett region. Leanne says there is always something to do here for all ages including the availability of fantastic camping and fishing areas for those who want to get out and explore the region.

 

April Dingle

Holiday Experience Specialist

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April is one of our Holiday Experience Specialists and works in all three of Bundaberg Tourism Visitor Information Centres between Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin. April was born and raised on a cane farm on the outskirts of Bundaberg. After studying in Brisbane and travelling the world, she has returned home to share her love for tourism and the Bundaberg region. As a nature lover, April enjoys the walks, beaches and wildlife the region has to offer.

 

Elke Grieving

Holiday Experience Specialist - Casual

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Elke is one of our Holiday Experience Specialists and works in all three of Bundaberg Tourism Visitor Information Centres between Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin. Elke loves working in tourism and meeting people from all over the world. She feels speaking a second language (German) is definitely a big help. Elke has lived in Bundaberg most of her life. She rates her family and friends as the most important aspect of her life and also enjoys travel, music, cooking, fishing and walking in the region’s great outdoors.

 

Kim Koplick

Holiday Experience Specialist – Part Time Gin Gin

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Kim is one of our Holiday Experience Specialists based primarily in Bundaberg Tourism Gin Gin Visitor Information Centre. She gains much enjoyment working in tourism and loves meeting new people from near and far. Kim loves helping people to discover our beautiful Bundaberg North Burnett region and the amazing food bowl of fresh local produce. Kim has lived in the region for 16 years and has a small hobby farm with a range of animals from a cheeky cockatoo named “Jo Jo” to a beautiful big clydesdale named “Dreamis”.

 

Zoe Wilson

Holiday Experience Specialist – Part Time Childers

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Zoe is our Holiday Experience Specialist based in Bundaberg Tourism Childers Visitor Information Centre. Zoe was born in Bundaberg and has lived here almost her entire life. She loves that we have so many different options of activities to do from going to the beach to 4WD adventures; there really is something for everyone! Zoe now lives (and works) in Childers and loves the quiet little town which offers plenty to do from museums to national parks with Woodgate beach only 25 minutes away. Zoe says the fertile red soil which surrounds Childers is almost edible; in fact Mammino’s Icecream company, based in Childers, produce a “red dirt jaffa macadamia” which she says is definitely worth trying!

 

Maddison Clerke

Holiday Experience Specialist – Bundaberg

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Maddison is one of our Holiday Experience Specialists and works in all three of Bundaberg Tourism Visitor Information Centres between Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin. Maddison’s passion for the industry led her to study Tourism and Marketing at The University of Queensland. Maddison returned to Bundaberg to enjoy the relaxed, coastal lifestyle of Bundaberg. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the new attractions that are always popping up in the region.

 

Sandi Davis

Holiday Experience Specialist – Bundaberg

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Sandi is one of our Holiday Experience Specialists and works in all three of Bundaberg Tourism Visitor Information Centres between Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin. Sandi was born in Bundaberg and lives in beautiful Moore Park Beach. She loves to travel and explore new place and Bundaberg is the perfect place to do just that. Her favourite thing about the Bundaberg region is our spectacular beaches and cafes showcasing our local produce.

 

Our Holiday Experience Specialists are supported in the Visitor Information Centres by over 30 enthusiastic and committed volunteer ambassadors.