Meet Our Team

Meet The Team

Confident - Control - Choices

Julie Jerbic

General Manager

About Julie

Julie Jerbic is our General Manager and heads the Help Desk Team. Julie’s attention to detail is impeccable and she takes great pride in making sure every conference registration setup is a total success for both the delegate and the conference convener. Julie specialises in academic and association conferences, with complex abstract programs.

Val Sanders

Founding Director

About Val

Val has a background of management in law practices and travel agencies. She brings to the company her extensive experience of over 40 years in corporate management, the MICE, tourism and travel industries, conference management and the application of e-commerce enabled technology to business.

Daniel Long

UI, Web
and Graphic Design

About Daniel

Daniel, has worked in the conference and event technology industry for many years and has a unique set of skills in ticketing and event registration together with a strong technical understanding of how to develop rich user experiences.

Craig Hassell

and Event Manager
Help Desk Support

About Craig

Craig has over 25 years of involvement in management within the hospitality, conference and event industry, in both Australia and overseas. Craig’s diverse range of experience provide him with a high level of expertise in all areas of organising and running events. His knowledge of hotel and venue operations is invaluable to our clients.

Joshua Zhang


About Joshua

Joshua who has lived and worked in China has vast experience in Wireless Union Systems, Storage Management Systems, Geographic Information Systems and Web Base Data Systems. Joshua now lives in Australia with his young family and has become a vital part of the continued development of Conference Online’s technology.

Cara Skinner

Graphic Designer and
Event Technology Specialist

About Cara

My interests include reading a good book, creating new experiences, clever gadgets, great coffee and technology. I derive inspiration from people and I am always striving for self-improvement. I am passionate about helping small businesses grow by using my skills and techniques that greatly improve brand recognition and fuel audience conversation.

Elise Reader

Administrator, Event Technology Specialist and Accommodation Manager

About Elise

Elise has been a lover of IT and creative technology for the better part of her life. She uses her creativity in every aspect of her work to always improve and streamline processes. Elise’s greatest asset is her excellent communication with clients. She takes great pride in her work and loves being a part of the Conference Online team.

Sarah Jones

Conference and
Events Manager

About Sarah

With a passion for the events industry and ensuring the success of any event she works on, Sarah brings to Conference Online over 10 years experience. Sarah has a background in corporate, association and not-for-profit events ranging from 100 - 1000 delegates.

Erin Rapson

Conference Organiser
and Help Desk Support

About Erin

Erin Rapson is a key member of our Conference Management team. Erin holds a Bachelor of Business Degree, majoring in Hotel and Event Management. Erin has worked in the hospitality industry for ten years. Erin’s organisational skills are second-to-none and she is extremely passionate about managing conferences.

Michael Chase-Smith


About Michael

Michael has over 30 years experience in the technology industry, the last 25 years providing consulting services to the travel and conference industries. Michael has held senior management positions with travel and technology organisations in Australia and overseas and has been involved with the growth of one of Australia's leading Corporate Travel Management Companies since 2002.

Jock Robertson

Director, Legal Council

About Jock

Jock acts in the capacity of in-house legal Counsel. He is an Australian Lawyer with 30 years general legal practice experience including that of Senior Partner of a large non metropolitan Australian Legal Firm. Jock has travelled extensively throughout the world and now devotes most of his working time to Conference Online.

Ian Phillips

Sales Development

About Ian

Ian has extensive experience in the events industry, from catering and hotel management to theming and production. As part of the Conference Online team he fulfils a Sales Development role which includes working with our very experienced Sales Development team.

Danielle Stenhouse

Sales Development

About Danielle

Specialising in charity, fundraising and not-for-profit events, Danielle Stenhouse brings 20 years of experience and a genuine enthusiasm for events. Danielle’s background includes organising a range of diverse and unusual events with a meticulous focus on details and logistics. Always willing to do the hard yards, Danielle loves nothing more than seeing an event evolve from conception to completion.

Liz Field

Sales Development

About Liz

Liz has more than 20 years experience in conference, event, expo, function and festival planning, venue management and operations. She is well versed in the needs of the organiser and the venue in respect to the seamless functionality of all style of events in a broad range of locations. Liz has worked in the event and hospitality industries in various roles including Convention Service Manager, Sales Manager and General Manager.

Ray Maguire

Sales Development

About Ray

Ray is passionate about the events industry and has worked in Australia & Internationally for a long period of time. Some of the iconic events in which he has been involved in management roles include; Gympie Muster, Supercars, Commonwealth Games - Operations Manager Sponsorship Activation, Pan Pacific Masters Games, Rugby League World Cup 2018.

Fiona Guney

Sales Development

About Fiona

Fiona is a well travelled events professional with exceptional attention to detail who spares no effort to ensure the success of each client's event. Her background in conference and event management culminates in over 15 years' experience including Corporate, Outdoor, Association and Government sectors.