This month we introduce a new section to the Red Horse Express with Staff Profiles to help you get to know the rest of the team a little better. We will be featuring both new and old employees, from across our branches, and hope this helps you to put a face to some of the names you are dealing with on a regular basis. Our first edition features new starters Toni Jennings, Daniel Turner, Carli-Anne Gibson, Eli Camaya, and Agnelo Lopes, as well as seasoned Santa Fe pros Heather McAulay and Denise Jordan.
Toni Jennings – Brisbane Branch
My name is Toni and I am the New Consumer Sales leader and Corporate Development Manager in Brisbane.
I have been working with the Brisbane team since March 7th this year, I have a solid team with great support in Brisbane. The opportunity to work with two teams is fantastic, Sales is and always has been my passion/career.
I spend my time recharging at the beach, I moved here 11 years ago from Sydney and love calling the Gold Coast home, even though I’m not a Queenslander.
Daniel Turner – Sydney Branch
Hi, I’m Daniel. I am new to Santa Fe and have been with the company for just over a month. I am the Interstate Coordinator for Sydney. I have been working in the transport and logistics industry for 18 years, previously having worked for K&S Freighters, Patricks and Woolworths, all in similar roles. Outside of work I am a family man and like to spend time with them or riding motorbikes.
Carli-Anne Gibson – Sydney Branch
Hi I’m Carli. I have been working with Santa Fe for several weeks now in the Sydney office. I work in the Imports/Exports department. I previously worked for King and Wilson in a similar role and have been in the industry for around 9 years. I love animals and have numerous pets, dogs, birds etc. which are all rescue animals. Outside of work I enjoy going to lunch with my husband and going away on holidays. I enjoy working here and it is very convenient as I now get to visit my parents who only live around the corner and get home made lunches from mum.
Eli Camaya – Melbourne Branch
My name is Eli, I have joined the Santa Fe Group in Melbourne in May 2016, currently one of the Assignment Managers in the DSP team. Before joining Santa Fe, I was with Cartus Singapore as a Senior Expatriate Assignment Consultant handling international moves for a leading global consumer product brand.
As a main point of contact for corporate clients and assignees, I also manage various suppliers to provide a smooth relocation for both international and local customers. The goal is to help transferees and their families adjust and integrate into the local community at the soonest possible time. I like the fact that my role is crucial in the lives of the transferees. While it is challenging as all moves are unique, it keeps me growing and learning both personally and professionally.
I have great passion for music and the arts, culinary and sports. I am also a big fan of movies, TV series, gadgets/computer games and social media.
I look forward to partnering closely with all of you and contribute to the success of the Santa Fe family.
Agnelo Lopes – Melbourne Branch
Hi, My name is Agnelo and I started at Wridgways two weeks ago as a Senior Import/Export Coordinator. The role gives me an opportunity to be hands on with all our stakeholders and use all resources available to achieve the satisfaction of our customers. I have worked in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for “Carrier Air-conditioning”, Visy, Haifa Chemicals and previously in freight forwarding, and shipping lines. I have collectively been in the freight industry for over 25 years. Outside of the office I moonlight as a DJ under the name of DJNello on weekends. If given the opportunity I would love to have dinner with the most important person in my life – my Dad- who left me with this great advice – cut your suit according to your cloth.
Heather McAulay – Perth Branch
My name is Heather and I am an Admin Assistant in the Perth branch of Santa Fe Australia. I began working part time here exactly one year ago on the 19th May, and I really enjoy the diversity of my role. From day to day, my role varies and can include credit control to Chevron Driver Services International to Reception or assisting the branch manager or anyone else in the office that needs a hand, which has now turned into a full time position. I love to learn and this has been a great fit for me and my colleagues have sent me some great mysteries to solve, along the way.
Before working here I became a mum to a now 5 year old, who is beginning her new journey in school this year, and this has been an adjustment for both of us. Prior to being a mum, I have worked in the hospitality industry and Campervan rental industry. Being a kiwi, of course my favourite pastime is following the mighty ALL BLACKS and taking my full chilly bin, while wearing my jandals, to the park to hang out with family and friends.
Denise Jordan – Perth Branch
Hello everyone, my name is Denise Jordan and I joined “Wridgways” in November 2009 as the Storage and Administrative Supervisor and I remain in this same position today. I really love my job as it is a mixture of customer service and admin duties (payroll, debtors etc). Every day meets me with different challenges which keeps me on my toes. Before coming to SFW I worked for Grace Removals for about 17 years doing Storage/Reception and a stint in Operations.
I love watching AFL supporting my West Coast Eagles. My time away from work sees me busy with a family of two boys aged 18 and 23. I love catching up with girlfriends for long lunches in the Swan Valley just outside Perth. I try to get to the gym a few morning per week before work which gets me off to a good start each day.