Nick (David Nicholas) Brooke ACIA, HCIMA, MIAA, Managing Director
Nick brings more than 25 years hotel experience to The Hotel Network. He trained for 4 years at the Hotel Management School in the UK. Nick joined Thistle Hotels as postgraduate trainee, progressing through the organisation to become the youngest deputy manager at a five star property in the UK. Nick arrived in Australia in 1982 to set up and manage the Regent Sydney’s (now Four Seasons) conference facilities. Nick then managed the conference facilities at the Sydney Hilton and was subsequently promoted within Hilton Australia to negotiate all aircrew and inbound operator contracts for the 7 Hilton properties.
Julia Brooke, Bachelor of Education, Director
Having studied at university in the UK then worked in London in advertising, Julia moved to Australia in the early 80’s to start up a business venture. As a small business operator for many years Julia has managed all aspects of the business environment from management, training & education, communication and marketing. “Team work and co-operation are important aspects of a good business. It’s all about the people you work with and we have very good people”.
Roger Walker BEng (Tech) Hons, Director
Rogers lives and works in Brisbane and brings with him over 33 years experience in the Australian IT Industry, particularly in Data Content Management Systems (Vignette) and Accounting Systems (PeopleSoft). Roger began his career in Civil Engineering (Africa and London) and then progressed to a sales role in engineering solutions for the London University Computer Service (LUCS).
In 1980, he moved to Australia and worked again in sales for Sperry Univac. Roger then began his own business, Intelligence Australia, which provided marketing and finance modelling solutions in Account Management and Business Development.
Natalie Comley, General Manager
Natalie has more than 20 years experience working in hotels from reservations through to event management, Natalie brings a wealth of knowledge to The Hotel Network. Natalie joined The Hotel Network from Carlton Crest (now Novotel Sydney Central) where she managed over 400 conferences & events and organised over 1000 accommodation groups for conventions.
Having previously worked for Accor, Bass Hotels & Resorts (now IHG), SPHC, Pacific International Hotels (now part of Stella), the hotel knowledge Natalie brings has been instrumental in refining The Hotel Network total service to meet changing requirements and has made the system into a complete and fully integrated offering for corporate travellers.
Lynda Cali, Operations Manager
Lynda is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the reservation team and ongoing account management. Lynda has been with The Hotel Network for nearly 10 years and is highly regarded by all our clients and travellers for her great “can do” attitude and ability to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Combined with a strong hotel background and her experiences, Lynda is able to ensure that The Hotel Network are able to provide the best possible level of service to our clients as well as having clear understanding of the workings of hotels.
Alex Romyn, Conference & Events
From creative concepts, through to accommodation management, Alex has a true passion for conferencing and events. With a track record of managing multiple Conferences at a time for up to 1000+ delegates, Alex takes responsibility for each event from the initial site inspections through to financial reporting.
Alex brings with her not only the theoretical knowledge of the conference and events industry, but also practical experience from both the corporate and hospitality worlds. Always up for a challenge, she looks forward to seeing what each day can bring when managing our clients Conferences.