The Johnson Hotel
While studying biomedical science overseas, Joanna worked in a bar in Edinburgh and this experience inspired her to pursue an entirely new career path. She moved to Melbourne and joined the Art Series Hotel Group where she developed experience across diverse roles including restaurant supervisor, reception/duty manager and group reservations manager. She then moved north to Brisbane as part of the pre-opening team for The Johnson in the role of Assistant Operations Manager.
Promoted to Executive Assistant Manager at The Johnson, Joanna’s role entails management of hotel operations, financial management and identifying opportunities for improvement and growth. Her role also includes overseeing staff professional development and has a strong focus on mentoring staff.
Joanna believes the river city holds much promise with ongoing growth in the hotel and conferencing sectors. She is excited about being part of laying the foundations for the travel destination that Queensland is becoming and having the opportunity to influence change in an industry that’s important for the State’s future.
“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.”
Working in hospitality whilst studying a degree in Biological Sciences led Joanna to the realisation that she wanted a completely different career path so she then transitioned to developing a career in hotel management. She has strong experience and knowledge across all aspects of hotel management alongside undertaking formal study in hotel revenue management.