Meet The Octopus Hospitality Team

At Octopus Hospitality, we are a team of creative problem solvers. As a collective, we understand the wants and needs of our trusted clients and valuable candidates, empowering us to recommend strategic opportunities and realize impactful staffing solutions. Together we have developed Victoria’s best little black book of short term hospitality staff and established a significant industry footprint in doing so.

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Sharon Hill
Chief Executive Officer

Sharon has experience across business development, people management and commercial requirements, setting up business processes and is experienced in logistics and events management. She has worked in executive recruitment for the government and semi government sectors across tourism, media, health, environment, economic free zones & heavy industry businesses. In addition, Sharon has substantial international experience, positioning her ideally to lead Octopus Hospitality.

Toni Flynn
General Manager Human Resources

Toni serves as a key player on our executive team, working collaboratively to develop and implement effective recruitment strategies; training & development, compensation and employee benefit programs, HR & OH&S policies and procedures, and healthy employee/employer relations. She has a Graduate Diploma in Business majoring in Psychology and Organisational Behaviour and a Diploma of Education.

Paige Handford
Business Development Manager

Paige’s role as business development manager consists of working with new and existing clients, as well as working to bring other sites on board for existing clients. She also follows up with clients who are no longer using our services to determine how we can help them, and what may have occurred in the past that can be worked out.

Amanda Vella
Business Development Manager

With an extensive background and considerable passion for hospitality Amanda makes a perfect addition to the Octopus Hospitality family. Communicating and expanding the Octopus brand to new and existing clients and candidates is Amanda’s speciality.

Moana Symes
Client-Services Co-Ordinator – Chefs

Communication, organization, and project management skills are just a few of the qualities Moana brings to the Octopus Hospitality team in providing short term hospitality solutions.

Janine Keast
Client Services Co-Ordinator – Recruitment

Janine is an enthusiastic and dedicated hospitality & tourism professional who loves to provide excellent customer service through advanced communication skills, attention to detail, greatorganisational skills and by being a true ‘people person’.