Our Team2018-10-24T11:22:00+00:00


Stuart Nettlefold
Chief Executive Officer

Stuart oversees operations and works closely with stakeholders and industry organisations; focusing on the ongoing strategic development of the business events sector in Tasmania and raising the profile of the organisation locally, nationally and internationally.

Claire Harrington
Director of Sales

Claire is available to assist local meeting planners to bring their national or international conferences or meetings to Tasmania. Claire also hosts familiarisation visits and site inspections for national meeting planners.

Leesa McDermott
Business Development Manager

Leesa recently joined BET team. Leesa works with clients from the association and corporate market, working on events both small or large, including incentive programs and corporate & association conferences. Leesa also represents BET at tradeshows and in market events.

Krystal James
Business Development Manager

Krystal joined the BET team in 2010. Krystal works with clients and members to bid on corporate and association business events. She oversees our ambassador program and represents BET and members at tradeshows. Krystal also organises and hosts site inspections and famils.

Leah Muir
Business Development Manager

Leah joined BET in 2015 with 10 years’ experience representing venues state wide, working with corporate and association business events. Leah has extensive knowledge on Tasmanian and how the destination can work for all business events exploring the destination.

Sarah Bartholemew
Business Development Manager – Northern Tasmania

Sarah is our new Launceston-based Business Development Manager who works with clients from the incentive, corporate and association markets, hosting site inspections and familiarisations showcasing Launceston, the North-West Coast and Cradle Mountain. Sarah also represents BET at tradeshows and in market events.

Iola Mauderer
Research Coordinator

Iola’s key responsibilities are to identify bid opportunities, make contact with potential clients and to research, analyse and input data into the CRM database.

Michelle Gilroy-Webb
Membership Manager

The first point of contact for all membership enquires; Michelle coordinates member functions, exhibits and seminars, and is responsible for member recruitment and retention.

Fiona Horwood
Marketing & Communications Manager

Fiona is responsible for all marketing and communications, including the member and client e-newsletters, the website, developing marketing collateral, advertising, public relations, strategy development and brand maintenance.

Helen Benson
Administration Officer

Helen is responsible for the on-going administrative functions of BET and to support the CEO and team to deliver incremental ‘business events’ growth to Tasmania.