AHA|SA Staff

The AHA|SA staff consists of a number of highly credentialed professionals who are experts in their chosen fields. This ensures the AHA|SA is well equipped to give members the highest possible level of service.

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Ian Horne 

AHA|SA General Manager 
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Ian Horne 

AHA|SA General Manager 

Ian Horne is one of South Australia’s most talented and experienced industry advocates. Since matriculating at Henley High School, Ian has acquired a wealth of other academic and business credentials.

Ian has a Graduate Certificate in Management (GradCertMgt) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide.

Ian first joined the AHA (SA) in late 1983 as the Manager of Hospitality Group Training, a group training scheme that was operated in partnership with the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union. In 1985, he was promoted to the role of Industrial Relations Manager and then in 1986, he took over as General Manager of the AHA (SA), a position he held for the next 12 years. During this time, Ian oversaw the introduction of gaming machines to local hotels, a move that has reinvigorated the industry to the point where SA now boasts some of the best hotels in Australia.

In 1998, Ian became the Executive Director of the Motor Trade Association in SA. He returned to the AHA (SA) as General Manager in September of 2005.

Along with his managerial roles at the MTA and the AHA, Ian has been a member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Advisory Committee, a board member of Crimestoppers, and the Vice Chair, Treasurer and board member of the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority. In 2006, Ian was appointed to the board of the South Australian Tourism Commission.

To contact Ian, please speak to his Executive Assistant, Angela Xenides, on (08) 8100 2411 or click here to email Angela.

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Angela Xenides 

Executive Assistant to the GM 

Angela Xenides 

Executive Assistant to the GM 
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Wendy Bevan 

Government Relations & Policy Manager 
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Wendy Bevan 

Government Relations & Policy Manager 

Wendy can assist in all aspects of Government Relations and Policy for the Association, including: political lobbying, public relations, media management, research and policy development, representation and member and community liaison.

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Brian Smith 

Membership & Business Services Manager 
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Brian Smith 

Membership & Business Services Manager 

Brian is responsible for membership retention and recruitment for the Association. He is also responsible for organising all regional meetings, as well as assisting members with their insurance, electricity and telecommunication requirements. Brian can also assist members with compliance with smoking regulations.

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Lucy Randall  

Manager - Events & Sponsorship 
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Lucy Randall  

Manager - Events & Sponsorship 

Lucy manages the AHA|SA Major Event calender and networking events including the Hotel Industry Awards for Excellence, Trade Show, Conferencing and the Women in Hotels network. She also acquires and manages the relationships with the many Corporate Sponsors that invest into the association. Lucy also manages the various social media platforms of the AHA|SA and coordinates Hotel Care Community Projects.

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Chris Thomson 

Licensing & Gaming Manager 
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Chris Thomson 

Licensing & Gaming Manager 

Chris is able to assist members with all aspects of licensing advice and advocacy, including gaming advice and advocacy, and assistance with management plans.

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Trevor Evans 

Manager - Human Resources & Industrial Relations 
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Trevor Evans 

Manager - Human Resources & Industrial Relations 

Trevor is able to assist members with all queries relating to human resources and industrial relations including: Award/Industrial Instrument interpretation, all employment documentation including Contracts of Employment, work health and safety, workers compensation, training, equal opportunity and all other staffing or employment related queries.

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Owen Webb 

Senior Industrial Relations & Human Resources Advocate 
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Owen Webb 

Senior Industrial Relations & Human Resources Advocate 

Owen is able to assist members with all queries relating to human resources and industrial relations including: Award/Industrial Instrument interpretation, all employment documentation including Contracts of Employment, work health and safety, workers compensation, training, equal opportunity and all other staffing or employment related queries.

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Sarah Legoe 

Advocate - Industrial Relations, Licensing and Gambling 
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Sarah Legoe 

Advocate - Industrial Relations, Licensing and Gambling 

Sarah is able to assist members with all queries relating to human resources and industrial relations including: Award/Industrial Instrument interpretation, all employment documentation including Contracts of Employment, work health and safety, training, equal opportunity and all other staffing or employment related queries. Sarah can also assist with licensing queries, applications, liqour management plans and gambling issues.

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Katherine Taylor 

Communications & TAA(SA) Manager 
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Katherine Taylor 

Communications & TAA(SA) Manager 

Katherine oversees Tourism Accommodation Australia (SA), the Accommodation Division of the Association which comprises of Adelaide’s biggest Accommodation hotels. She is also responsible for the communications of the Association, including the website and the industry magazine, Hotel SA.

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Bronte McCarthy 

Manager - Finance and Administration 
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Bronte McCarthy 

Manager - Finance and Administration 

The Finance and Administration team are responsible for all of the Associations finance and administration requirements. They also oversee the Licensee’s Liquor Guide, which is available for members.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Turley 

Training Coordinator 
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Elizabeth (Liz) Turley 

Training Coordinator 

Liz is responsible for coordinating the training courses for the Association including Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training, Basic Gaming Training and Advanced Gaming Training.

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Meg Cartwright 

Administration Assistant 

Meg Cartwright 

Administration Assistant 

Meg provides administration assistance in the following areas:

  • Accounts payable/recievable
  • Events bookings
  • Membership Database
     
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Anna Caretti 

Receptionist 

Anna Caretti 

Receptionist 
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Gaming Care 

 
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Gaming Care 

 

(Hotels Responsible Gambling Early Intervention Agency)
General Manager – Wally Woehlert
Administration and Policy Officer – Natasha Neame

Gaming Care Officers:
Didier Vollerin
Lisa Menadue
Lorraine Engst
John Hilton
Nicole Checker
Ben Bruce