We are passionate about tourism marketing and development, regional events management and delivering the best results for your business
The Tilma Group employs a team of highly skilled, professional and friendly people who are passionate about tourism and events, are from regional areas in NSW and Victoria and are ready to help deliver the best results for your business.
Linda Tillman is the sole Director of Tilma Group and has built the business from its humble beginnings operating from her home office, to the dynamic and growing agency it is today, employing four staff.
Linda is born and bred in regional NSW and is passionate about promoting regional NSW and Victoria as the exciting and thriving destinations that they are. She began working in the tourism and marketing industry in 2001 after completing a Business in Tourism degree from Southern Cross University, Lismore.
She worked in the Community Education department at Charles Sturt University and has also held tourism and event management roles in local government. Prior to starting Tilma Management, the highlight of Linda’s career was a three year period where she travelled Australia working in the tourism and hospitality industries in places such as the Great Ocean Road, Snowy Mountains, Hamilton Island and Darwin.
Linda has also been a judge and business mentor for the Inland Tourism Awards and NSW Tourism Awards since 2008. She is currently a Director for the Australia Regional Tourism Network.
In 2013 Linda was awarded Gold at the NSW Tourism Awards for 'Young Achiever in Tourism' category. Read about this win at the blog, and watch the interview with Linda.
Originally from the North Coast region of NSW, Linda now lives in Marrar, NSW with her husband, two children and menagerie of animals. She is heavily involved in her community where she is the voluntary secretary and treasurer of the Marrar Polocrosse Club and a board member of the local sports ground trust.
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Lisa came into the role of Events & Tourism Executive for Tilma Group in 2011. Having previously worked in retail & hospitality industries, in 2008 Lisa began working on projects with the Lismore Economic Development Unit and Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. Whilst completing her Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management at Lismore’s Southern Cross University, Lisa worked on projects such as the 2009 Tourism Symposium (Event Assistant) and, 2009 Byron Bay Writers Festival (Assistant to Site Manager).
In 2010, Lisa developed a real passion for regional tourism and events in her time with the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN). As the Operations Coordinator for the 2010 Australian Regional Tourism Convention (ARTC), Lisa played a key role in the successful marketing and delivery of the Convention and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Key tasks included; maintenance of registration website, sourcing collateral, management of onsite registration and secretariat, coordination of social functions and talent and, compilation of Post Convention Report.
Lisa worked in a supervisory capacity as the Accommodation Assistant for the 2011 Splendour in the Grass music festival. Onsite Lisa worked around the clock to ensure the accommodation requirements of all event staff, contractors, sponsors and media were satisfied.
Young and inspired, Lisa relocated to the Riverina region in 2011 where she hopes to engage her knowledge and management skills in order to deliver effective event, conference and festival management advice and support to Tilma Group clients and the Riverina.
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Nicole has been employed as Tilma Groups Administration and Events Support Officer since 2011. She has over five years administration experience and two years events and marketing experience.
Prior to commencing at Tilma, Nicole held numerous administration and events positions in government and non-government organisations. She has worked as an Events and Marketing Manager for a historic hotel in the Blue Mountains, NSW where she organised and managed conferences, weddings, tourism events and international events.
She has a Certificate III in Administration and Customer Contact and is passionate about providing exceptional customer service, administration and events support.
Nicole, her husband and baby daughter recently moved to Junee, from the Blue Mountains region of NSW, where they are enjoying life and forging great links in the local community.
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Marketing and Communications Executive
Anna Hayward commenced as Tilma Gropus Marketing Executive in 2011. Anna comes to Tilma with more than 10 years experience in marketing and public relations, having spent six of these years in local government and four in the private sector.
She has worked for the City of Greater Geelong and Wyndham City Council in Victoria, and for Alcoa of Australia and The Geelong College in the private sector. She has also worked internationally in the UK for Energis (now Cable and Wireless) and Cancer Research UK in marketing and communication roles.
Anna has experience in developing marketing strategies and campaigns, online marketing, media management, organising and managing community and corporate events and studied Tourism as part of her Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Ballarat.
Anna’s family originates from the Riverina in NSW and the Mallee region in Victoria. She now resides in Moriac, VIC where she lives with her husband and two children.
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