Our Team

We love our jobs, and our passion is to create memorable travel experiences for you.

Penny SpencerManaging Director
Penny has had over 30 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, working in a number of areas but predominately corporate travel and high end leisure. She has a passion for travel and the industry and having travelled extensively she can give you her own personal recommendations.

After starting Spencer Travel Oct 1998, Penny has educated herself in Business skills and has grown the business 150% since opening the doors.

Having been awarded numerous industries and non industry awards, including being a Finalist in the Telstra Businesswomen’s Awards, Penny continues to contribute to the Travel Industry by being on numerous committees and Boards. She continues to strive for excellence and innovation in everything that she does.

Louise BrownHead of Leisure
Louise joined Spencer Travel in 2002 as the office receptionist and became a consultant shortly after, working in both the corporate and leisure sides of the business.

She was promoted to Operations Manager in 2015 to work with our supplier partners, ensuring Spencer Travel’s clients benefit from our relationships as well as managing her own client’s travel arrangements.

In her capacity as Head of Leisure, Louise works closely with the Spencer Travel Leisure travel specialists and with our new brand, Spencer Travel Wellness, as well as looking after her own leisure clients.

Carissa Johnson
Carissa JohnsonSenior Travel Specialist
Favourite type of holiday: I love to explore, enjoy culture and great food, with the comforts of a luxury resort to return to at the end of the day.

Favourite destination: South America, the Maldives and Spain are amongst my favourites.

Maria Theodosatos
Maria TheodosatosSenior Travel Specialist
CLIA Masters Accredited

Favourite type of holiday: Relaxing in the sun with a good book to unwind plus sightseeing, retail therapy and visiting friends and family.

Favourite destination: I love the Maldives and Tahiti, but I just adore the Greek Islands.

Debbie Collins
Debbie CollinsTravel Specialist
CLIA Master Accredited

Favourite type of holiday: Cruising, either river or ocean.

Favourite destination: Maldives

Giselle Pennington
Giselle PenningtonTravel Specialist
Favourite type of holiday: Relaxing in the sun on an all-inclusive holiday.

Favourite destination: Maldives

Heather Del Vecchio
Heather Del VecchioTravel Specialist
CLIA Ambassador Accredited

Favourite type of holiday: I enjoy both Ocean and River Cruising and discovering some amazing places along the way. Beach holidays are also a favourite.

Favourite destination: Italy, New Zealand, and Tahiti

Ian Cooper
Ian CooperTravel Specialist
Favourite type of holiday: Beaches and foodie trips

Favourite destination: Fiji

Joanne Watson
Joanne WatsonTravel Specialist

Favourite type of holiday: Cruising

Favourite destination: Italy

Lucy Vieira
Lucy VieiraTravel Specialist
CLIA Ambassador Accredited

Favourite type of holiday: Driving through the countryside exploring quaint and beautiful small towns along the way. I also can’t resist a good Med Cruise.

Favourite destination: Europe, particularly Italy. I love Italy from the north to the south.

Gill Sher
Gill SherTravel Advisor Support
Favourite type of holiday: Definitely beach and island holidays, with a great balance of luxury and adventure.

Favourite destination: Pacific Islands and Italy

Independent Affiliates

Stewart Petersen
Stewart PetersenTravel Specialist
Melissa Smith
Melissa SmithGroups Specialist
Margaret Hudspeth
Margaret HudspethTravel Specialist
Lisa Maddox
Lisa MaddoxTravel Specialist
Simon Crethar
Simon CretharTravel Specialist
Debbie GamerovTravel Specialist