Excitement is Building for the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo!

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5 minutes May 31st, 2024
Veriu Group at VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo!

Excitement is Building for the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo!

We are thrilled to announce that the Veriu Group will be attending the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo on Tuesday, June 18th, at the Melbourne Showgrounds. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with passionate individuals who are eager to explore career opportunities in the vibrant tourism and hospitality industry.

At Veriu Group, we believe in fostering a supportive and dynamic work environment that nurtures talent and encourages personal and professional growth. Our attendance at the expo is in recognition of our commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry, and creating awareness of the incredible opportunities that can be access throughout a career in industry.

We can’t wait to meet aspiring professionals and share the exciting opportunities available within our growing, Australian-owned hotel group.



Meet Our Team at the Expo

We are excited to introduce you to the amazing team who will be representing Veriu Group at the expo!

Hotel Managers

Our experienced hotel managers will be on hand to share insights about what it’s like to work in our hotels and the career paths available. They bring a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience in managing our properties and ensuring our guests have unforgettable stays.






Zipporah Bryan -Hotel Manager, Punthill Sunshine

We are excited to introduce that our Hotel Manager, Zipporah (Zippi) Bryan, will be representing Veriu Group at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo! Zippi recently stepped into the pre-opening Hotel Manager role for Punthill Sunshine, our highly anticipated new hotel in Melbourne’s west. Since joining Veriu Group in 2019 as a Cluster Revenue Manager, Zippi has made significant strides in operations, managing Punthill Essendon and opening Punthill Essendon North as Hotel Manager.

Zippi is passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible when travel intersects with local sustainability. Her leadership at Punthill Sunshine, featuring 90 apartments directly opposite the Sunshine train hub, promises to bring an exciting new chapter to the area. We are thrilled to have Zippi share her experiences and insights at the expo, showcasing the vibrant and innovative spirit of Veriu Group.

E: zipporah.bryan@punthill.com.au

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Sophie Fenton - Hotel Manager, Punthill South Yarra Grand

We are delighted to introduce Sophie Fenton, our passionate Hotel Manager for Punthill South Yarra, will be joining us at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo. Sophie joined Veriu Group six months ago and has been instrumental in managing our boutique apartment hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s trendy South Yarra. With a robust career in the hotel industry, Sophie excels in balancing commercial outcomes with exceptional guest satisfaction and fostering an incredible work culture.

Sophie enjoys working closely with her team members, tailoring their skillset development and broader career progression to align with the goals of the organisation. She ensures a win-win scenario, promoting long-term career growth and a fulfilling journey for each individual. We are excited for Sophie to share her experiences and insights at the expo, highlighting the dedication and vibrant energy that define Veriu Group.

E: sophie.fenton@punthill.com.au

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Samuel McEvoy - Hotel Manager, Punthill Flinders Lane

We are excited to introduce Sam McEvoy, our energetic Hotel Manager for Punthill Flinders Lane, will be joining us at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo. Sam brings boundless energy to Veriu and has been a vital part of our team for the past few years. Prior to joining Veriu Group,

Sam spent over a decade with Stamford Hotels, honing his skills and expertise in the hospitality industry.

Sam is passionate about the culture at Veriu, appreciating how it allows our people to be truly authentic and not confined to a mould. Leading one of our most popular hotels in Melbourne’s cultural heart, Flinders Lane, Sam recognises the importance of the journey in developing a strong reputation amongst peers and senior leaders. We are thrilled for Sam to share his experiences and insights at the expo, showcasing the vibrant and inclusive culture that defines Veriu Group.

E: samuel.mcevoy@punthill.com.au

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Scott Dalrymple - Hotel Manager, Punthill Essendon North

We are thrilled to introduce Scott Dalrymple, who will be representing Veriu Group at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo. Scott has recently been appointed as the Hotel Manager at Punthill Essendon North, marking an exciting step in his career with us.

Scott joined Veriu Group in early 2023 as our Relief Hotel Manager and has since worn multiple hats across our portfolio. He has built an incredible reputation for the role and himself, adding significant value and meaning to the Relief Hotel Manager position. This role requires adaptability and impact at both a local and group level, and Scott has embraced and brought it to life in remarkable ways.

We are excited for Scott to share his experiences and insights at the expo, highlighting the dynamic and supportive culture that defines Veriu Group. His journey showcases the opportunities for growth and development within our organisation, and we are confident that his story will inspire many aspiring hospitality professionals.

E: scott.dalrymple@veriugroup.com.au

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People & Culture Team

Our People & Culture team is the heart of our organisation, dedicated to creating a positive and engaging workplace. They will be available to discuss our company culture, career development opportunities, and the benefits of working with Veriu Group.









Ebony Alexander - People & Culture Manager


We are delighted to introduce Ebony Alexander, our People & Culture Manager, who will be representing Veriu Group at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo. Ebony recently celebrated her five-year anniversary with Veriu Group and has been an integral part of our incredible journey of growth, development, and evolution.

Ebony is passionate about combining excellent opportunities for growth with the incredible talent within Veriu’s authentic culture that values a balance between work and life. She enjoys engaging in conversations with team members about their growth and has an intimate knowledge of career pathways at Veriu. Ebony also played a key role in developing Veriu’s Fast-Track Hotel Management Development Program in collaboration with Veriu’s Veri-Best Workgroup.

We are excited for Ebony to share her experiences and insights at the expo, highlighting the supportive and dynamic environment that defines Veriu Group. Her dedication to fostering professional growth and work-life balance will be invaluable for aspiring hospitality professionals.

E: ebony.alexander@veriugroup.com.au

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Jayde French - People & Culture Specialist


We are pleased to introduce Jayde French, our People & Culture Specialist, who will be representing Veriu Group at the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo. Having worked with Veriu Group for 18 months, Jayde is well-acquainted with what it means to be a Veriu person. As a driver of our culture, Jayde is passionate about the efforts that make a difference to our people, ensuring that Veriu’s people experience is remarkably positive and sets us apart from other employers.


With a background in recruitment and career coaching, Jayde has perfected the art of giving tips and tricks to increase candidates’ success at interviews. Her expertise and dedication to creating a unique and supportive environment at Veriu make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are excited for Jayde to share her knowledge and insights at the expo, helping aspiring hospitality professionals understand what makes Veriu a standout employer.

E: jayde.french@veriugroup.com.au

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What to Expect?

At the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo, you’ll have the chance to:


Learn about career opportunities: Discover the various roles available within Veriu Group and how you can grow your career with us.

Meet our team: Get to know our hotel managers and People & Culture team members, and ask them any questions you may have about working in the tourism & hospitality industry.

Experience our culture: Learn about the values that drive Veriu Group and how we support our team members in their professional journeys.


We are looking forward to an engaging day of networking and sharing our passion for hospitality. Whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or someone looking to make a career change, we encourage you to visit our booth and explore the exciting opportunities at Veriu Group.


Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event. We can’t wait to see you there!



For more information about the VTIC Choose Tourism Careers Expo, visit https://www.vtic.com.au/events/choose-tourism-careers-expo/. If you have any questions or would like to connect with us beforehand, feel free to contact us at hr@veriugroup.com.au.


See you at the Melbourne Showgrounds on June 18th!