Find a Collins Street business here:
Address: C/- Gray Reid Gallery, 156 Collins Street, Melbourne
Mobile: 0477 770 787
Coordinator – Tracey Davis, contact 0477 770 787
President – Luke Harris, Westpac, 150 Collins Street
Vice President – Tammy Watson, St Collins Lane, 260 Collins Street
Secretary/Treasurer – James Temelli, Temelli Jewellery, 259 Collins Street
Alister Reid – Gray Reid Gallery, 156 Collins Street
Alycia French, Trinket, Australia Venue Co.
Judy Katz, Card & Caboodle, The Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street
Deborah Price, Collins Place, 45 Collins Place
Alejandro Saravia, Pastuso, 19 AC/DC Lane
Andrew Stefanetti, Mens Shed, Melbourne
Collins Street Precinct Group – Executive Committee Members 2019/2020
Luke has an extensive international career throughout the Asia Pacific region. Luke’s experience spans from small family run businesses to large multinational corporations in the Hospitality, Retail and Finance sectors. Having lead hotels for much of his career, Luke moved into banking three years ago and is a Director for Westpac Premium in Melbourne.
Luke’s varied commercial experience spans across Sales & Marketing, Finance, Procurement, Banking and Revenue Management and is supported by a Bachelor of Business from Federation University.
Luke has mentored social start-up businesses through Westpac and is currently also the Treasurer of Ashburton Primary School. Luke is passionate about adding value and contributing to the growth of businesses and the community.
Tammy Watson is currently the General Manager at St. Collins Lane Located in Melbourne’s CBD. Tammy has been working in the Shopping Centre Industry for the past 20 years. Her experience encompasses roles for both retailers and landlords who have helped her grow a wealth of knowledge within the industry. In the last 15 years, Tammy has worked as a Centre Manager within various types of assets including, Cranbourne Park Development, Melbourne Airport , Large Format Retail, Tourism based Outlet Centres including, Harbourtown Adelaide, DFO Essendon as well as traditional Retail Centers. Tammy is most passionate about working with great teams, encouraging innovation and developing staff. She is a role model for others in terms of her work ethic and her passion for all things retail.
James loves working with fine jewellery, high quality diamonds and rare, precious gemstones. He currently specializes in custom designed, unique and beautiful creations for a discerning clientele. James has an extensive background in Retail Marketing, Social Media Management, Public Relations and Event Management in both a shopping centre management environment and in a retail environment.
As a principal designer for Melbourne based Temelli Jewellery, James designs unique creations across 4 Melbourne showrooms as well as for interstate and international clientele. He holds a Lord Mayors Commendation and various other business awards. James enjoys utilizing his skills in Marketing and PR to further elevate Collins Street to local and international visitors as a premium destination for luxury.
Deborah is currently Retail Property Manager at Collins Place, a mixed use precinct home to The Sofitel Melbourne, Kino Cinema, a range of retail operators and two commercial buildings. Her background is in retail, most recently as Head of Retail and Melbourne Airport for 15 years and has worked for various Landlords and Shopping Centres nationally.
Deborah is a worker and resident in Melbourne’s CBD, loves the pulse and diversity of the city and has been a committee member of the Property Council Retail group and Collins St Precinct since 2018 .
Director and co-owner of Card & Caboodle, a chain of retail stores established in 1989 in Little Collins Street. The Melbourne city store is now located the historic Block Arcade. www.cardandcaboodle.com.au.
Judy has a passion for retail and a strong desire to contribute to Melbourne and the Collins Street precinct in particular.
She also has a background in the wholesale gift industry, administration and office management.
She was a proud recipient of a Lord Mayor’s Commendation in 2014 and was a candidate for Deputy Lord Mayor in 2012.
Secretary/Treasurer Australian Retail Association of Victoria;
Small retailer representative on the
City Centre Executive advisory group;
Melbourne Business Council.
Chef Alejandro Saravia is widely credited with introducing Peruvian cuisine to Australia’s food culture. In addition to running his own critically acclaimed restaurant, Melbourne – Pastuso and most recently Perth – Uma by Alejandro Saravia at Pan Pacific Perth to creating a high-quality Peruvian focused dining experience that celebrates local ingredients as well as featuring local producers offerings a sustainable approach in sourcing local in following seasons.
In 2017 Alejandro became the official food and beverage ambassador for Gippsland Victoria on the back of the successful Renascence Gippsland program that focus on promote this amazing Victorian region widely know for its green pastures and high quality grass fed beef and their producers. In October 2017 Alejandro represented the Victorian Government’s Grass Feed Beef trade campaign to Indonesia, judging a completion for young chefs as well as hosting a dinner and events for the Indonesian media and VIPS.
Now in development is Alejandro’s next project – Farmer’s Daughters which will create a world-class ‘farm- to-table’ enterprise, aimed at challenging global leaders in the hospitality industry. Delivering an exciting new dining and food experience in Melbourne which showcases the abundant regional food offering of Victoria’s Gippsland region. Farmer’s Daughters is working collaboratively with food and wine producers from Gippsland – in turn establishing Gippsland as the premier food bowl of Victoria.
In both 2018 and again in January 2019, Alejandro was invited to represent the Farmer’s Daughters concept as part of the esteemed AO Chef Series at the Australian Open.
Alejandro brings his South American heritage to all aspects of his cooking. Having grown up with the strong flavours and variety of Peruvian cuisine, Alejandro finds inspiration in the fond memories of his grandmother’s cooking to convey the essence of Peru to light through food.
This passion for authentic food made with love is combined with Alejandro’s wealth of experience gained through cooking in world-class kitchens across continents. From culinary school in Peru at the age of 16 followed by a traineeship in New York to stints in Barcelona, Paris, London and Sydney – including at the esteemed Sails on Lavender Bay – the coveted chef has worked with some of the best, including under Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck (London).
Alejandro has an evident passion for and expertise in Peruvian flavours, sustainability in the food industry, ingredients and cooking techniques, and he is enthusiastic to continue sharing this passion with others through his restaurants, master classes, consulting and more.
Relevant awards that has position Pastuso as the best Peruvian Restaurant in Australia; Australian Restaurant and Catering Association
Best New Restaurant Vic/Tas – 2015
Best Speciality Restaurant – 2016/17/18
Best Seafood Restaurant Vic and Tas 2019
The Age Good Food 2014/15/16/17/18/19/20
Gourmet Traveller Food Guide 2014/15/16/17/18/19/20
Delicious top 100 restaurants Vic 2017/18/19
Delicious Top 10 seafood restaurants Victoria 2019
Alycia French is the founder of Alycia Co, helping to establish new brands and refresh existing brands through business planning, marketing strategy and content creation. Starting out in the arts industry marketing The Australian Ballet, followed by promotions-focused agency work for international FMCG brands, Alycia then enjoyed a short marketing stint at the International School of Paris, before returning to Australia and specialising in branding within the hospitality market across the country – with one Melbourne project, Fargo & Co, winning Best Marketed Venue at the AHA Hospitality Awards in 2018. A credentialed Life Coach, Alycia now also consults for B2B and B2C personal service businesses and enjoys the human behaviour challenge of engaging and creating specific feelings towards brands from select clients/consumers.