Our Team

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Amy Kelly

Managing Director, Relocation Consultant & Guide

“There is so much information you need to know when moving to a new city that you just can’t find on the internet… you can’t Google local knowledge!” 

Amy grew up on a wheat farm outside a tiny town in Northern NSW before undertaking a Communications Degree at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. After working in Sydney & Scotland in events & project management, she moved to Tamworth to follow her uni crush & spend time with her retired parents.  With three children, Amy has negotiated everything from local prenatal & maternity services to teenage sporting & extracurricular options. She has juggled working from home with family life & is fanatical about helping those with non-traditional workplaces still stay social & connected to their community.

“I absolutely love discovering those hidden local gems, those places or adventures right on our doorstep that help make memories for my family. All the little towns around Tamworth have jam packed calendar of events & fantastic local attractions… you never know what you’ll find or who you’ll meet!”

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Susan Frater-Sims

Business Development Manager, Relocation Consultant & Guide

“My favourite thing to do in Tamworth is kick back & enjoy a coffee at one of our many outstanding cafes. I earn that treat by joining the many other Tamworthians who are up bright & early on a Saturday morning down by the river at Park Run!”

Susan grew up on a farm in North West NSW, then completed her Economics degree at the University of New England in Armidale. She worked with Qantas & QantasLink in Sydney before true love brought her back to our region, where she now lives on a property with her husband & a collection of adorable poddy calves. Susan served on the board of Tourism Tamworth & now specialises in communications, market research & community consultation.

“I honestly believe if people have the inside word on their new community, they will be happy & settled quickly & will be much more likely to stay. Regional NSW is only going from strength to strength, with more opportunities created here every day. It’s an exciting time to be welcoming people  & helping them get the most out of life in their new city or town.”  

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Kieran Chapman

Research & Guide

“Honestly, nothing beats the verandah of a country pub on a Sunday afternoon… live music, a cold drink, new friends & far too many laughs!”

After growing up in Tamworth, Kieran spent 20 years working at Channel 9s Wide World of Sport in Sydney. Whist there here she travelled the country & the world, covering a huge variety of live sporting events. Missing the country life along with the joys of having a house & backyard, she relocated back to Tamworth in 2008. Since then she frequently whips down to Melbourne to direct the Australian Open, or is off to Switzerland for the Laver Cup, but always loves to fly back home to her family & friends. Having moved house over 20 times & organised the television coverage of countless sporting events, her attention to detail is priceless!

“For the first 6 months after moving home, I was always about 30 minutes early for everything! I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to get around, just to get things done without the traffic & parking nightmare. Our regional centres still have everything you need, but without the hassle… & if you need a big city fix, it’s only 45 minutes from Tamworth to Sydney on the plane.”

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Jen Behsman

Research & Guide

“There are so many wonderful things to do with kids in our region, it’s just a matter of discovering them!”

Jen grew up on a sheep property in western NSW & after spending many years travelling & living overseas & around Australia moved to Tamworth to be closer to family. Her working life has been predominantly in administration however it has been varied, including hospitality in the UK, on a maxi yacht in the Whitsundays & human resources on remote mine sites in WA. More recently, Jen has launched a successful online business & runs it alongside her busy day job.

“I love that Tamworth is large enough to provide all facilities & services you need, yet small enough to travel from one side of town to the other in minimal time! The children’s parks & playgrounds are A grade, & the sporting, cultural & arts opportunities are endless for both kids & adults. There are plenty of quality family friendly pubs, cafes & restaurants & I love that there is such a variety of things to do & see all year round.”

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Tony Sims

Research & Guide

“It’s hard to top a visit to Bunnings!”  

Our local bloke Tony has a background in agricultural science and loved his years at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth. Off-farm he is a researcher and enjoys his community volunteering commitments.

“I reckon the best way to get to know people when you move to a new place is to volunteer. There are so many different organisations in regional NSW who have local branches that are just hanging out for new recruits. Whether it’s a service club, like Rotary or Lions, Landcare, or one of the endless sporting options, there are a million fun & fulfilling ways to get involved in the community out here”.