New Sales and Marketing team at Pier One Sydney Harbour

SYDAK_2Pier One Sydney Harbour is delighted to introduce a new Sales and Marketing team handpicked by General Manager Kim Mahaffy. They are already flourishing in their new roles and ready to deliver continued success to the harbourside property.

“With the new traveller, the millennial, as our key customer I have assembled a group of individuals who understand our guests need for an experience, something they can tweet or post about and one that exceeds their already high expectations. This diverse and multi faceted team combines the strength and experience of the Marriott International brand in senior staff like Helen Radic but also includes new dynamic go getters like Denee Wallace and award winning leaders like Michael Anderson. We are shaping a brand at Pier One that sits in the uniquely tailored global Autograph Collection and for that I created a team exactly like nothing else in Australia,” Mahaffy commented.

 Helen Radic

From delivering a white chocolate guitar to Prince to looking after the Queen of England, when it comes to taking care of the crème de la crème of society, Helen has got it covered. During her tenure at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, she was the only female General Manager of a five-star hotel in Sydney. With over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry and an extreme eye for detail, Helen Radic’s appointment as (Cluster) Director of Sales and Marketing gives her a platform to create defining moments in guests’ experience at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

Chris James

When the Business Development Sales Manager – MICE has also been a DJ in Ibiza, you know there will always be exceptional audio at any Pier One event. Chris James has extensive experience working overseas and has managed countless international grand openings. His established strengths in event management allow him to direct projects with ease whilst satisfying clients’ needs and delivering optimum results. Chris’ previous experience includes working at City Hotel & Lane Bar in London and Sapphires Sound & Light with marketing and special events his forte.

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Michael Anderson

Hailing from New Zealand, this multi-award winning Director of Sales demonstrated his extreme dedication to his job when forming part of a human chain to shield a Bollywood star from hundreds of screaming fans. His survival is possibly attributed to a previous blessing from the Dalai Lama. Michael Anderson is:

  • Only NZ finalist in 2014 HM Award: Sales and Marketing associate of the year
  • Accor NZ ‘young sales executive of the year’ for 2012
  • Accor Asia Pacific ‘finalist’ for young executive of the year for 2012

Michael was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing with the Pullman Auckland for two years after spending three years based in the Accor New Zealand head office as Business Development Manager representing 28 Accor New Zealand hotels.

Denee Wallace

What do George W. Bush and Rugby League player Mark Minichiello have in common? They have both attended events managed by Pier One Sydney Harbour’s expert Wedding Sales Manager Denee Wallace. Having managed high profile occasions such as APEC 2007 and every style of wedding under the sun, Denee ensures that each couple experiences not only a dream wedding, but also a unique one. Denee spent three years with the esteemed Aria Catering team and a further four years as the Wedding Event Manager at the highly regarded Merivale group.

Erin York

Erin is Pier One Sydney Harbour’s wedding angel. From before Erin can remember she was dreaming up wedding concepts that would stage the most beautiful and elegant day of celebrations for all couples in love. Her desire to bring to life these thoughts and ideas has lead her to turn her passion into her profession – as the movie The Wedding Planner so eloquently put it ‘those who don’t do – teach’. Well ‘those who don’t wed – plan!’ Her new role as Wedding Sales Executive for Pier One Sydney Harbour actualizes her aspiration to make others dreams come true.

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