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Glen Vollegbret – Managing Director

Glen founded Student Rooms to meet the growing need for quality & affordable accommodation for students and young professionals. He previously spent 5 years working in the University sector, firstly lecturing in business faculties at UniSA, The University of Adelaide, SAIBT and Taylors College (Malaysia). He has a strong knowledge of housing and real estate as an experienced property developer. Glen can get by in Spanish and French.

What’s your favourite holiday destination in South Australia?

Tough choice between Robe in the south east and Port Elliot next Victor Harbour.

Do you have a favourite Australian slang?

Streuth!  Or You-Beauty!

What activity do you recommend doing in Adelaide?

Breakfast at the central markets. Picnic lunch in the botanical gardens. A drink at Rundle St or Peel St. In March go to Womadealide.

Lenny Eilers – General Manager

Lenny comes from a background of General, Operations and Project Management in a variety of industries. Lenny has studied at both the University of Adelaide and Flinders University and has a Bachelor of International Business. He has studied abroad and has traveled extensively both within Australia and globally, giving him an understanding of the challenges that face regional and international students and what they are looking for.

What’s your favourite holiday destination in South Australia?

It’s a split between Kangaroo Island and Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges.

Do you have a favourite Australian slang?

She’ll be right

What activity do you recommend doing in Adelaide?

Walk from Waterfall Gully up to Mt. Lofty.

Alana Nuske – Operations Officer

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in PR and marketing, Alana worked in services marketing for 8 years for an engineering & management firm in Perth. Following her move to Adelaide, Alana worked at a market and research firm as Manager, Projects. Alana has a variety of skills and experience in marketing and project management capacity. Alana’s strong interpersonal skills have been developed as a result of her extensive travels overseas.

What’s your favourite holiday destination in South Australia?

Definitely Murray River, the longest river in Australia.

Do you have a favourite Australian slang?

Cheers Mate!

What activity do you recommend doing in Adelaide?

The Adelaide Fringe Festival in Feb/March.

Justin Sutcliffe – Operations Officer

A new resident to Australia, Justin comes to the team bringing 5 years of experience in the insurance industry where his skills ranged from office administration, relationship management and assisting management with day to day running a busy call centre. He enjoys a fast-paced environment and interacting with others, standing by his motto that customers satisfaction is always a top priority. He is always professional and informative when introducing new students to Student Rooms services.

What’s your favourite holiday destination in South Australia?

Nothing beats a weekend away at the fabulous Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg.

Do you have a favourite Australian slang?

Crickey!

What activity do you recommend doing in Adelaide?

The Adelaide Zoo is a lot of fun, not expensive and a great way to see some animals and get some exercise in.

May Pike – Operations Officer

May is originally from Los Angeles, California and now calls Adelaide home. She comes from a background in property development with over 13 years experience in the industry and has a wide range of skills including project coordination, administration, sales and marketing. While studying at the University of Riverside, California May had the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Hong Kong University which she considers one of the highlights of her life.

What’s your favourite holiday destination in South Australia?

Anywhere on the York Peninsula, especially near Innes National Park.

Do you have a favourite Australian slang?

I’m knackered!

What activity do you recommend doing in Adelaide?

Visit the National Wine Centre of Australia on North Terrace and Hackney Rd for some fabulous wine tasting and architectural tour.