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Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM

 

From humble beginnings in 1981, our dedicated and hardworking leaders have combined their life experiences into the brand you see here today. They have built the company organically without compromise and will focus to continue providing high standards of professionalism within the industry and our clients.

 

 

 

 

BOB & HANNIE BIGGS

FOUNDERS

In 1981 Hannie and Bob purchased the Heathcote Facility from Hannie’s sister as they believed it was a sound business venture to own and operate their own pet boarding facility. They followed suit with the naming of their business by combining their own names, and created the name Hanrob.

 

Since its inception, both have been heavily involved in the business, whilst at the same time, Bob has always managed additional independent business ventures. Bob is now a Director of the business, and Hannie still works part time in the gardens and petcare onsite at Heathcote due to their love of pets and the business they created together.

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ANDREW BIGGS

CEO, HANROB GROUP

Andrew Biggs was appointed in the CEO position in February 2004, and is the next generation of the family business, Hanrob Pet Hotels and Pet Professionals Australia. He has 30 years’ experience in the Pet Care Industry and has worked in various other industries such as the motor vehicle industry and the Charity Sector. Andrew was the founder and CEO of Assistance Dogs Australia, a Charity which trains dogs to help people with physical disabilities.

 

Andrew has implemented business diversity by providing services of pet hotels, dog training, vocational training, dog daycare (retail) and pet transport. He is a key stakeholder in animal welfare policy with state and federal governments as well as industries such as greyhound racing. Andrew is focused on business growth and delivering the highest standard of professional pet services across Australia and the region.

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TIM HOOPER

NATIONAL HOTEL MANAGER

Tim Joined the Hanrob Team in June 2018, Tim’s career spans over the last 18 years working for some of Australia’s leaders in Retail, Logistics and Hospitality. Tim brings his experience in Operations, People & Culture, Customer Service & Sales, Systems & process, OHS & Safety and also has a Diploma in Business Management & Marketing.

 

 

 

 

BRETT HEADLEY

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Brett joined Hanrob Pet Hotels in 2019 with broad experience across multiple business sectors having held national roles in Operations, Business Development and Commercial Sales.

 

With twenty years working with pets and relocating pets and animals around the world, Brett has experience in key industries such as Aviation (Airports / Airlines), Operations, Transport and Logistics.

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TRACEY BARNES

NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Tracey joined Hanrob Pet Hotels in February 2017. Tracey has a career history in roles across Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service Training and Recruitment. Tracey also brings with her a history across industries, including hotels, resorts and events, corporate, banking & finance, and media.

 

Tracey’s strength includes staff development, staff management, work health & safety management, customer service, employee engagement and best practice recruitment.  Tracey has a Diploma in Advanced Human Resource Management.

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TIM MESSIEH

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Timothy Messieh joined the Finance team in September 2017. He is an experienced Chartered Accountant with 9 years PQE working within mid to large companies in industries such as Hospitality and Gaming, Motor Vehicles Franchises/Transport, Financial Transactions and Mining.

 

 

 

 

WESLEY JONES

NATIONAL EDUCATION MANAGER

Wesley comes to us from a range of industries such as nursing, aviation and the VET education sector. His experience as a former trainer/assessor and now as the National Education Manager of Pet Professionals Australia, he ensures that our RTO is compliant and that our students receive the best training to make them job-ready for the animal companion industry upon completion of their course.

 

Wesley holds two degrees in sociology and behavioural studies; and completed a Master of Business Administration in 2020 through Torrens University. He also holds both TAE diplomas and WHS qualifications.