Ben Alcock

Much admired travel industry pro, Trish Shepherd, has taken her place on the Board of the industry’s premier career accelerator, the Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME).

You may not know Trish Shepherd personally, but you might recall her from this legendary fund-raising effort. It’s not too mate to throw a few bob Trish’s way, by the way.

Trish is one of Australia’s most respected travel industry veterans with a well-deserved reputation both here and abroad. She now joins Penny Spencer (Chair), Sue Graham, Oliver Tams and Fiona Dalton on the Board of the respected travel-tourism-hospitality industry mentoring organisation.

Trish Shepherd (right) with fellow Board member, Fiona Dalton.

“We are over the moon about having Trish take a position on the Board. She brings an invaluable and unique experience to TIME.”

Penny Spencer, TIME Founder

TIME invites ambitious industry professionals to imagine the careers of their dreams and to pursue them by providing direction, wisdom and experience from a seasoned industry mentor.

Founder Penny Spencer (right) watching Trish Shepherd’s address at a TIME event in February 2018.

“I have had mentors throughout my entire career that have guided me through some interesting phases and challenges,” said Trish.

“When Penny launched TIME all those years ago, I was privileged to have been asked to be a mentor. I am currently mentoring my seventh in what has been an amazing experience.”

Trish Shepherd, TIME Board Member

Trish is renowned for her creative and collaborative leadership, a proven track record of delivering results in challenging environments and her infectious enthusiasm and passion as an advocate for the travel industry.

Alex Obleshchuk, Trish Shepherd and Andrew Macfarlane at a recent gathering.

“Every mentee is different, and it’s incredible how each interaction draws upon long-forgotten experiences that are relevant to give context to any given situation,” she added.

Her 30-year career spans across the globe with some of the biggest names in travel and is driven by a focus on innovation and strategic partnerships.

“When the opportunity came up to join the Time Board, I jumped at the chance,” she continued.

To be a part of this incredible team of people as they expand around Australia and into New Zealand is my way of giving back to this incredible industry that we are part of.”

Travel-tourism-hospitality professionals are encouraged to follow the program on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up to date with what’s going on inside the industry’s premier career accelerator.

For more information, visit the website or contact Program Manager, Marie Allom at [email protected]