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In line with our growth strategy and desire to continually deliver exceptional business results for our clients, Solterbeck Events has announced the appointment of Belinda Doery as its new General Manager. Jo-Anne Morgan, who has held the role for the last 18 months, will spearhead Solterbeck’s new business development.  

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, domestically and internationally, Belinda is bringing to Solterbeck Events her proven strategic and business capabilities, as well as her expertise in category innovation, client delivery and building and nurturing high-performance teams.

OK, enough business, its time to spill the beans!! We want to know the real Belinda, so we’ve asked her a couple of questions and compiled 10 random facts – both personal and professional to get to know her better:

1- She is deeply passionate about the Australian Outback, but also loves 5* luxury – so she aims to combine the two as often as possible! She is hoping to stay at all properties listed with ‘Luxury Lodges of Australia’.

2- She has spent over 650hrs on planes travelling for work and her favourite flight was the 19 hour SQ flight from Singapore to Newark.

3- She has a 6 month old Cavoodle puppy called ‘Poppet’ whom she adores. Poppet is best friends with her cat ”Bib” which is short for “Habibti”, an Arabic word for sweetheart.

4- She spends her weekends at her country property either relaxing by the fire or maintaining the property and splitting firewood. She is currently learning to wield a chainsaw so…. Watch out!

5- One of her crazy work stories is that she personally served whole roasted camel to Colonel Gaddafi for dinner, in the Royal Palace of Qatar.

6- She loves Japan!

7- When working on Hayman Island, she used to often check on events by helicopter.

8- Her absolute favourite book series is “Outlander” – which she has been reading since she was 16yrs old. So, if anyone knows a 6ft Scottish highlander… please let us know!

9- If we gave her an ultimate supply of anything… she wants unlimited granted wishes!

10- Her team at American Express would deliver over 15,000 events per year.

Welcome to Solterbeck Events Belinda!

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