Our People

The absolute core and soul of our company is our people.

 

We believe that the people who make up Arinex shine. We take our time with recruitment and over the years we have built one of the most experienced management teams you will find. With over 85 permanent staff situated across our Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney offices we are well positioned to provide a comprehensive service offering. The scale of Arinex makes it possible to have an on the ground presence in key markets. We offer exceptional high-touch personal service that enables a level of client intimacy that is a hallmark of our partnership approach with a depth of back office support and expertise that enables us to always deliver above and beyond.

Senior Management Team

Roslyn McLeod OAM, AMM, AFMEA

Roslyn McLeod OAM, AMM, AFMEA

Founder and Chair of Arinex

Roslyn entered the tourism industry in 1970 as the Australian Tourist Commission’s first Japanese-speaking tour guide with the responsibility of showing the Japanese media and tour wholesalers key Australian attractions.

In 1971 Roslyn set up her own tour guide service opening the first office in Sydney in 1973. The business expanded to where Arinex is today.

Roslyn was chairman of INCON and on the Starwood Hotel Group Asia Pacific Meetings Advisory Board for over 10 years. Roslyn has held positions as a Board Member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), served as a trustee of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) and served on the Council of the International Association for Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). Roslyn is a past president of the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) as well as the Rotary Club of Sydney and has served on a number of boards over the past 30 years, including the Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Australian Tourism Export Council.

Roslyn is an internationally recognised leader in the meetings industry; respected for the successful business she has built and for her longevity, passion and dedication. Her focus on constantly exceeding expectations for all our clients is a cornerstone of our business. Roslyn was awarded the Industry Person of the Year in 2013 at AIME Melbourne.

Tamara Kavalec

Tamara Kavalec

Chief Executive Officer

Tamara is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in the events industry and brings extraordinary commitment and drive to the Arinex team. Tamara is focused on upholding the Company’s reputation as the industry leader in conferences, exhibition and sponsorship management, event technology and delegate services as well as building the Arinex profile for corporate incentives and specials events. 

Tamara has extensive experience in event, project and financial management, and has been the mastermind behind a number of multi-disciplined teams with successful business improvement achievements and outcomes.  Highly regarded by her industry colleagues and clients for her solution orientated approach and her enthusiasm as the next-generation CEO, positions Tamara for success as she takes Arinex to new heights of excellence.

Recognised as a key driver of continual improvements within the events business, Tamara is a dynamic leader for Arinex bringing expertise to design and deliver unique contemporary events.  Her passion for employee engagement and fulfillment sets her apart, and her strength in effective collaboration and communication is endorsed by her champion team.

With her expertise, Tamara guides Arinex on a path of dynamic evolution in line with the changing requirements of organisations who seek to keep pace with the preferences and needs of their constituents.  Tamara understands what is takes to be the best in the business and is proud of the unique and inspiring experiences Arinex architects for each client.

 

Lorraine Di Vito AMM

Lorraine Di Vito AMM

Executive Manager - The 2013 MEA Meeting Manager of the Year

Lorraine joined Arinex in 1982 bringing strong legal, financial and business management skills to the team. Over the decades, she has grown in experience and knowledge along with Arinex and, today, Lorraine’s experience is shared with clients and staff alike, bringing invaluable insights to the meeting planning and execution processes.

Lorraine managed the combined meetings of the International Union of Microbiological Sciences in 1999, which attracted more than 4,000 delegates over a two week period, and also led a team in planning and delivering the complex 19th World Energy Congress held in Sydney in September 2004. Lorraine’s breadth of experience has also seen her overseeing a series of significant government meetings for the Department of Treasury, including the G-20 Finance Ministers and Reserve Bank Governors’ meetings in 2005/6/7. Lorraine leads the Team for the LNG 18 Conference in Perth in 2016 – billed as the business association conference of the decade in Australia.

Lorraine’s focus is the delivery of excellence to all our clients, supporting, mentoring and training our project managers in the intricacies and complexities of the science of meeting planning.

Lorraine is an incredibly experienced senior manager who provides invaluable financial, management and operational experience to benefit all our clients’ meetings.

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