Tilma Management 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 Management 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.
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.
Lisa came into the role of Events & Tourism Executive for Tilma Management 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 Management clients and the Riverina.
Anna Hayward commenced as Tilma Management’s 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 Management degree from the University of Ballarat. Anna also owns online women's gift store, www.GiftsForMyGirl.com.au which she has been operating since 2007.
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 daughter.
Nicole has been employed as Tilma Management’s 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.
Carly came into the role of Tourism and Events Executive for Tilma Management in 2013. Carly has previously worked in Public Relations and Business having completed a Bachelor Degree in both fields through Charles Sturt University Bathurst.
In 2008 Carly was the public relations consultant for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras providing publicity for Rupert Everett and Little Britain as well as organising the parade and after party. Carly also interned in 2008 with Bathurst Regional Council developing corporate conference packaging and tourism development. As part of a team Carly developed and pitched an internet marketing strategy for visitors to the Bathurst Region.
In 2012 Carly worked as Business Development Officer for Riverina Community College where she was able to network and develop business across the Riverina. In early 2012, she also worked with a Sydney based fashion designer providing sponsorship and publicity support in the lead up to New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. In late 2012, Carly was the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager for the Backyard Ashes film, which was set in Wagga Wagga. Carly thoroughly enjoyed this role as the film aimed to promote Wagga Wagga and heavily involved the community.
Carly has also worked in public relations for Coca- Cola developing the Mother Drink campaign with Zing Communications in Sydney.
Carly has experience in sponsorship, marketing, tourism, publicity, business development, public relations and social media.
Carly is a country girl at heart growing up in Coonabarabran NSW before moving to Bathurst to study at Charles Sturt University. Carly moved to Wagga Wagga in early 2011 with her partner and has fallen in love with the Riverina.
Caitlan commenced with Tilma Management as the Administration and Event Support Officer in 2013. Caitlan has over five years experience in office management in a variety of industries and team environments.
Caitlan has previously worked for the Commonwealth Bank Agribusiness Department providing team support and executive assistance. In this role she managed the day-to-day office procedures and attended to all staff needs. Caitlan utilised her event management skills in this role; organising and coordinating field days, business launch evenings, corporate meetings and conferences.
Caitlan has actively completed a number of different administration courses to enhance her skills. Caitlan is proficient in MYOB Accounting having completed a certificate in the program.
Caitlan possesses the passion and drive to promote the growth of Tilma Management through providing impeccable customer service to clients as well as excellent administration and event support to the Tilma Team.
Caitlan has spent the past two and half years at home raising her two small children and feels a fresh enthusiasm and excitement to rejoin the workforce in a role she knows well. Caitlan, her husband and children live locally in Coolamon and enjoy the benefits of living and working within a small community.