I grew up in the banking industry, and left after 25 years as a Branch Manager in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. It was during this time that my love of travel developed and I have travelled extensively throughout Australia, Indonesia (Bali), China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Europe, UK & Ireland, Scandinavia, Russia, USA, Mexico, Canada, Cook Islands, Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Guam and New Zealand.
I studied Tourism at the AFTA Travel College and received my Diploma. My initial job was in a family owned and run Corporate Agency in Sydney and during my 12 years I was lucky enough to win a couple of trips to Africa. It was on my return from my initial trip that I knew I had fallen in love with everything Africa – its people, beautiful scenery, the wildlife and culture. Whilst working in corporate I completed the Fundi Programme and was the first in Australia to do so. I received an invitation to travel back to South Africa to visit more places on my bucket list.
Since joining The Africa Safari Co team as a Senior Consultant, Susie has given me the opportunity of fulfilling my love for Africa by returning regularly. I have travelled extensively through Southern Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mauritius including journeys on both the Blue Train and Rovos Rail. I have also had the privilege of attending both Magical Kenya & Indaba Conferences to further my product knowledge.
Africa is in my blood and there is still so much more I would like to see and learn about this diverse country.