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

Managing Director

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 currently is chairman of INCON and on the Starwood Hotel Group Asia Pacific Meetings Advisory Board. 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.

Lorraine Di Vito AMM

Lorraine Di Vito AMM

General 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.

Tamara Kavalec

Tamara Kavalec

Chief Operating Officer

Tamara is an accomplished leader with 25 years in the events industry. She has extensive experience in event management, project and financial management  and is a strong manager of multi-disciplined teams and business improvement.

Heading up the Events Team at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Tamara gained a reputation for driving continual improvement across the Centre and the Events / Exhibition industry association.  She is highly regarded by her industry colleagues and clients for her solution orientated, practical approach and her breadth of experience in event operations, work, health and safety.

As COO, her role will encompass all the Arinex Business Units including Sponsorship and Exhibitions, Delegate Services, Accommodation and the Meetings, Incentives and Events teams. Tamara’s passion and strength lies in employee engagement, focusing on consultation, collaboration and communication across all business units. Building teams that are the best in the business, grow and develop together, and enjoy each journey with each client as they deliver delight!

Tamara is committed to delivery of high quality operations – delivering delight to all our clients.

Nicholle McNiece

Nicholle McNiece

Executive Manager, Marketing and Business Development

Nicholle is the Executive Manager, Marketing and Business Development for Arinex.  She has a demonstrated history of successfully working in high energy roles within information technology, academia, finance, marketing, and the performing arts. 

Nicholle has been involved in event management in multiple aspects throughout her career, from exhibitor to sponsor, from delegate to speaker, and brings extensive knowledge to Arinex on the significance of not only being Architects of Inspiring Experiences, but also on delivering on the promise to create excellent client outcomes.

Focusing on corporate marketing and business development, Nicholle will work with our team and our partners to ensure the business is well positioned to serve our growing community and meet the challenges faced in this technological age. Nicholle’s concentrated education in Marketing was gained during her time at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Passionate about the arts, Nicholle is trained in classical voice and musical theatre, and a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music in London.

Nicholle is thrilled to be an architect of inspiring experiences ensuring successful outcomes throughout the customer journey. 

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