Spicers Retreats has welcomed Cameron Brooksby as the new General Manager at Spicers Hidden Vale, outside of Brisbane, following the completion of the company’s ‘Star Anise’ future leaders program.
Brooksby shifts to his new property from Spicers Vineyards Estate where he spent the previous year completing the graduate program. Before joining Spicers, Brooksby spent time with qualia on Hamilton Island and also in Food and Beverage Management in regional Victoria. He has also worked in China as a hospitality management trainee with Radisson Hotels Group.
Among his new duties overseeing day-to-day operation of the resort, Brooksby will also play a leading role in the development of a new eco-tourism campground village, for which approval has now been received. Once complete, it will cater to around 300 guests and provide a serene bush camp setting for campers using their own equipment.
Spicers Hidden Vale is set at the foothills of the Border Ranges in the town of Grandchester, around an hour inland from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The 12,000-acre property sits near the Hidden Vale Adventure Park and more than 100 kilometres of hiking trails for outdoor lovers.
“Spicers’ properties to me represent a more relaxed, intimate experience of regional Australia, but with all the luxury of a five-star retreat,” Brooksby said of his new role.
“The one element that makes one venue stand out from the rest, is the team of people who offer the experience,” he said.
“I believe that a culture driven by sustainability in people, not just the environment, is crucial for any team who strive for service excellence.”