Janelle joins the Holmwood group as General Manager of Operations, responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of strategy, whilst leading the operations and growth of the company. No stranger to managing large operations, Janelle was previously General Manager to one of the South Island’s largest hospitality and tourism operators.
Janelle got her first taste of real estate in a marketing and business management role for a South Island property developer. Prior to this, she spent over 14 years in management positions – as the Marketing Manager at Enable fibre broadband and a successful tenure at Vbase where she led the Sales and Marketing team. These roles required working with multiple stakeholders at both corporate and government levels and partnering with various agencies in dynamic environments, leading large-scale teams to deliver both digital and traditional marketing.
Not one to take the back seat, Janelle is always at the helm of business operations, with her ethos being to make a genuine difference and deliver results. She is a creative thinker, always striving for those light-bulb moments to generate outstanding campaigns. As a leader, she very much sees her role as to instil confidence in others, creating a supportive work-place culture with high staff engagement.
Equally however, a comfortable work-life balance is important to Janelle; this is something she encourages and extends to her staff and colleagues also. Her other “happy place” aside from work is at the family bach, enjoying time on and around the water with her family and friends.