Professsional Member

Allison Portus
Managing Director
UNIQ Concepts Pty Ltd

In 1999 after 6 years as a Real Estate agent Allison decided to make a change in her life and follow her passion and moved into the travel industry. She spent 12 years working her way through the ranks for luxury tour operator Bill Peach Journeys. Her main role was as Marketing and Communications Manager where she spent 8 years honing her skills in PR, strategy and senior management. In 2012 Allison felt the need for a professional change and approached the board about a new business model. After many months of due diligence and research the board gave Allison the go ahead to set up and drive UNIQ Concepts – a travel business focused on corporate and association travel, corporate incentives & retreats and private aircraft charter.

Allison is a full time working mother of two young children and understands the need for businesses to have a flexible working environment for women, however also recognises that it is a two way street. During her time at Bill Peach Journeys she was given that flexibility and also had a wonderful mentor. For Allison mentors are the most important part of career development and she does not believe she would have got to where she has without them. She currently has two very different mentors that help her develop professionally and personally. Allison is also a mentor herself and finds this to be a very rewarding experience. She is a true believer in giving back to the community and is actively involved in Youngcare and the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

Allison has joined Executive Women Australia so that she can talk openly with professional women about ideas, issues and experiences. She is interested in continuing to develop herself professionally and to expand her network of contacts. 

 

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