About our Team
Co-Owner and Managing Director
Jonica Paramor heads UTC as the sales and marketing strategist and oversees the management of all UTC accounts as Account Director and is always hands-on with each client. Jonica is well known and respected for taking creative concepts from idea to reality with seamless professionalism. As a tourism marketing professional, her expertise lies in her extensive experience, huge network of contacts and success in sales, marketing, PR and business development across consumer and trade sectors. She handles all aspects of media planning, negotiation and buying, oversees the PR strategy, creates the sales and marketing campaigns and manages all the business development for new and existing distribution channels for UTC’s clients.
Co-Owner and General Manager
Svetlana Jovanovic manages both the leisure sales and the MICE markets. She works with the wholesalers, airlines, NTOs along with the incentive houses, TMCs and key corporate accounts to develop the special interest groups and the incentives market. Svetlana has established an outstanding reputation with the MICE industry in Australia and been responsible for the development of small to medium size groups for many of UTC’s clients over the years.
Head of Media Communications
Sally Morgan is responsible for implementing and managing PR and communication and overseeing media activity for UTC clients. Sally has extensive tourism industry experience and contacts acquired over many years in roles including Head of Corporate Communications with Hayman and Mulpha Australia Limited and previous senior positions with ANA Hotels and Sheraton. Sally was also a journalist at Eastern Suburbs Newspapers, AMP Society and Traveltrade and worked in London in Research at the House of Commons. She has a proven track record of developing and implementing high-end creative PR strategies and consistently exceeding client targets and return on investment on evaluation.
Michelle Lollo is responsible for creating and driving the public relations strategy for UTC clients. An experienced newspaper and magazine journalist with a 30-year editorial career, Michelle has worked in senior positions on some of the busiest newsroom across Australia and internationally including as Assistant Editor or The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney, France 24 in Paris, The Times in London and South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Combining her passion for travel with a mix of commercial acumen, journalistic know-how and contact book bursting with Australian and international media relationships she has nurtured over decades, Michelle excels at achieving outstanding editorial results for UTC’s clients.
Business Development Manager, Victoria
Karen Hitchings is our Melbourne-based Business Development Manager, Victoria for Small Luxury Hotels, Casa Angelina and RAKxa Wellness & Medical Retreat. Having worked in the travel industry for over 30 years within a variety of roles from consulting to wholesale and hotel representation she has a long-established background in luxury travel. Karen has strong relationships and a well-respected reputation within the Victorian retail travel industry, working with travel agents and industry partners over the years to develop and nurture business opportunities and build brand awareness for UTC clients through sales calls, trade shows, famil trips and more.
Katey Matthews is Account Director for Small Luxury Hotels, Casa Angelina, The Brooklet and Simply Cuba Tours. Katey is an experienced luxury hotel sales professional with an established career history and deep understanding of luxury tourism across all market segments. Her passion for driving revenue at a higher rate, strong business acumen, attention to detail and an ability to build long-term relationships has rewarded her with a broad network and loyal following with key trade partners throughout Australia and New Zealand. Katey has worked internationally and regionally, both remotely and on-site, in senior management positions with iconic brands both in Australia and overseas.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Manon Burrer is working on key communication with the travel trade across UTC’s client portfolio. Manon is managing social media content, updating client reports and coordinating day to day sales and marketing activity. Manon previously participated in UTC’s intern program whilst studying abroad in Sydney to complete her double degree in France; a Masters of Management and Entrepreneurship in which she earned a distinction.
Sales and Marketing Intern
Sharon Annabel is responsible for daily office and administration tasks with UTC and will be assisting on marketing projects, creating social media content, maintaining database contacts, updating client marketing and image collateral and generating client reports. Sharon was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and recently graduated from the University of Sydney gaining a Double Major in Marketing and International Business.