Business Development Team
CAITLIN SKINNER Director Business Development
As Director Business Development, Caitlin leads Business Events Perth's business development team, overseeing the organisation's sales activities in the local, domestic and international markets. Caitlin previously worked for Business Events Perth (formerly known as Perth Convention Bureau) for eight years in the roles of Director Community Relations and Senior Business Development Manager.
LINDA ADAMS Senior Business Development Manager
Linda is a Senior Business Development Manager and a member of the business development team. She is responsible for developing bid strategies to secure national and international association conferences in Western Australia. Linda has extensive experience in the tourism sector, having worked in senior business development and sales roles in commercial aviation for more than 20 years. She is passionate about promoting and supporting WA as a conference destination and ensuring visitors have the opportunity to explore all that WA has to offer. Having moved back to Australia from the UK in 2011, Linda spends most weekends at Perth’s beaches enjoying long walks and the sunshine.
Sarah Casey Senior Business Development Manager
With a strong background in business development and venue sales, Sarah brings a wealth of experience in securing and hosting business events to her role as Senior Business Development Manager at Business Events Perth. Sarah loves the sunny West Coast and enjoys sampling the local food and wine WA has to offer.
Lauren Perkins Senior Business Development Manager (In-market Melbourne)
Lauren joins the BE Perth team as Senior Business Development Manager based in Melbourne. With over 17 years industry experience working across events and business development at organisations such as Crown Perth, Park Hyatt Melbourne and Crown Melbourne, Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, and provides an on-the-ground representative for BE Perth on Australia’s east coast.
Carla Teixeira Senior Business Development Manager (In-market Sydney)
Based in Sydney, Carla joins the team at Business Events Perth with a strong background in international business events, having worked in event sales and business development roles at ICC Sydney, Hamilton Island, Hilton Sydney, and Novotel.
Rachel Wood Senior Business Development Manager
Rachel joins the Business Events Perth team as a Senior Business Development Manager, with 15 years of industry experience across hotels in the UK and Perth including Hilton Hotels and Crown Perth. Winner of the Best Conference & Events Management Employee award at the 2016 Australian Hotels Association Accommodation Awards for Excellence, Rachel has a strong background and a wealth of knowledge in business development with experience in conferences, events, groups and corporate sales, and a passion for national and international conferences. Originally from the UK Rachel moved to WA in 2011, trading the cobbles of London for Perth’s sandy beaches! Her love for travel continues as she enjoys exploring new cities and cultures.
Elena Kenny Senior Business Development Manager
Elena is responsible for managing a portfolio of international and national associations with the objective of attracting leading business events to Western Australia. In 2020, Elena moved to Perth from Dubai, where she worked in the events industry with key stakeholders such as Atlantis The Palm hotel and Dubai Business Events. Prior to working in Dubai, Elena gained experience in hotels in Greece and Eastern Europe, including her home country, Moldova. Elena enjoys spending weekends on the beach with her family and exploring wineries in the Swan Valley.
Alex Ng Senior Business Development Manager Corporate & Incentive
Originally hailing from Singapore, Alex Ng joined Business Events Perth in 2019 as a Senior Business Development Manager and a member of the Corporate & Incentive team with a particular focus on South East Asia. Alex’s background includes over a decade of experience with Singapore Airlines, the last being as Manager Western Australia, and a stint thereafter as an Inbound Tour Operator in Perth. He is passionate about promoting Western Australia as a premium destination for corporate meeting and incentive business and looks forward to welcoming visitors from all over Asia to enjoy WA’s gourmet food and wine, friendly people, wildlife, beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets while hosting their business events.
MALCOLM FARRELL-MITCHELL Senior Business Development Manager (In-market UK and Europe)
West Australian born, Malcolm made the move to Ireland in 2022 and now works between London and Dublin, securing international business events for Western Australia. Having completed degrees in tourism and international marketing, Malcolm is passionate about Western Australia's capability to host magnificent business events, and their contribution to the betterment of his home state. In his spare time, he makes the most of his European lifestyle and travels as far and widely as he can.
Leonora Nye (Leo) Senior Business Development Manager
Leo started her career in Sydney working in television production before returning home to Perth. She took on roles within the events space, working with a variety of industries. Hit with the travel bug, she ventured to the UK and later as a family to the US where she was always ‘flying the flag’ for all things Western Australian. Leo enjoys relaxing by spending time with family and friends usually near the coast, but really loves photography and is currently taking guitar lessons.
ISABELLA FIORE Business Development Manager
Isabella joined Business Events Perth in 2020 after graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelors degree in Tourism and Events and Marine Science. Isabella's role at BE Perth includes a diverse range of duties such working with national business event planners, site inspection and famil coordination and producing and maintaining the organisation's sustainability policy. In her spare time, Isabella enjoys finding new ecotourism experiences and exploring the natural beauty Western Australia has to offer.
Georgia Bivens Business Development Manager
Georgia joins the Business Events Perth team with more than seven years’ experience working in the sport and recreation, events and tourism industries across the not-for-profit sector in Perth. Having worked with a local experience provider for numerous years, Georgia brings a dynamic skillset to the team along with qualifications in events, marketing and communications, with plans for further studies. As Business Development Manager, Georgia works with the international and national associations market and national corporate market while also maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and coordinating site inspections and famils. Away from work, Georgia enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and exploring other creative pursuits.