A&K Team

Abercrombie & Kent is committed to being the market leader in luxury travel through innovation, excellent product and exemplary customer service. We have a specialised team of travel consultants on hand to answer all your travel queries and offer advice on destinations around the world. Our travel consultants regularly visit all the destinations we cover and experience the A&K difference first hand to offer our clients' unparalleled knowledge and a travel service that is second to none.

Our consultants have a strong passion for travel and delivering excellent client service that allows A&K to lead the way in luxury travel and to offer experiences that are unlike any other.

At A&K we pride ourselves on the service and standard of excellence that we give to you, our clients. This service extends to every stage of your journey with Abercrombie & Kent, from the very start of your enquiry to the phone call you receive from us when you get back from your holiday.

THE A&K AUSTRALIA TEAM

Judy-Bhutan.JPG#asset:6517:url
Judy Harris - Email me

Judy has more than 20 years of Abercrombie & Kent travel experience, and in her role as Manager of the Private Travel Desk she focuses on creating A&K itineraries to the many experiential destinations she has been privileged to visit. Among her favourites are Iceland, where she journeyed to the centre of the earth riding in a cage to the centre of a Reykjavik volcano, boarding the Royal Scotsman luxury train taking her back to her family heritage, and exploring he spiritual kingdom of Bhutan, both on foot and via an exhilarating downhill mountain bike adventure.

Her personal travel philosophy is “The best travel is travel shared with others- no matter your age, budget or destination.”


Pauline-Tulum_Mexico.jpg#asset:6520:url
Pauline Stavrakis - Email me

Pauline joined the A&K team in 2011 and since then has focused on creating tailor made itineraries to Latin America, Europe and Middle East.  With a particular interest in Latin America, she has been fortunate to visit much of the region, with the breathtaking vast landscapes of the Atacama Desert and getting up close with the wondrous sea lions and tortoises of the Galapagos Islands being some of her personal travel highlights

Pauline has been fortunate to visit numerous destinations with A&K, including Kenya, France, Turkey, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Antarctica. She uses her personal travel experiences to shape the ideal itinerary for every traveller.


Sunny Gill - Email me

Born and raised in London, Sunny joined the Abercrombie & Kent Australia team with 6 years industry experience. Having realised his goal of visiting all 7 continents by the age of 27, Sunny’s never-ending thirst for a new adventure means that he aims to visit at least one new country each year. His travel experiences often incorporate wildlife, ranging from roaming with rhinos, waddling with penguins, and even traversing the Darien Gap to find the harpy eagle.

Sunny has affection for Latin America and the landscapes, culture and gastronomy the region has to offer. Patagonia holds a particular draw, the vast and dramatic mountain backdrops of Torres del Paine being his favourite destination He draws on his experience travelling to create exciting and rewarding itineraries for his clients.


Amanda-Karcher.jpg#asset:6514:url
Amanda Karcher - Email me

With an impressive 35 years in the travel business, (more than half of that through owning her own agency!) Amanda brings a great depth of experience and knowledge to A&K’s Private Travel Desk.

Amanda is passionate about fashioning exciting holidays for every traveller to a variety of world destinations. Enchanted by Europe, she holds a deep appreciation for the architecture, food and lifestyle.  Some of her favourite travel memories are the many cycling trips enjoyed to the Pyrenees Mountains of France or a recent Antarctic voyage to explore the world’s polar regions.   A travel planning powerhouse, Amanda excels at crafting the ideal itinerary; no travel dream is too big or destination too far.

Sarah-Kidd.jpg#asset:6523:url
Sarah Kidd - Email me

Sarah has 16 years of travel industry experience and a passion for exotic destinations. Having travelled to India extensively, she has explored high into the majestic Himalayas, to the deserts and palaces of Rajasthan, through the backwaters of tropical southern India, and in search of tiger in the jungles of Kanha and Bandhavgarh. She is equally passionate about South America and highlights include sailing the Galapagos Islands, trekking to Machu Picchu and through Patagonia, and photographing the stunning scenery of the Atacama Desert.

But her heart lies with the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Africa, having visited Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and recently returned from an unforgettable safari in Zambia. She uses her extensive experience to craft impressive itineraries full of unforgettable experiences.

Chloe Kurts Email me

Chloe was born with a thirst for adventure and exploration.  Her sense of discovery never wanes, and the art of travel is really her greatest passion.  Over 20 years in the industry has allowed Chloe to craft creative itineraries to cover all 7 continents.

Her early travels had her live and work on safari in Botswana and she was able to explore Africa’s engaging communities and wondrous wildlife.  She is entranced by the Polar regions of Antarctica & the Arctic and she is equally passionate about India, spending days wandering the intricate markets and impressive architecture of Rajasthan and going on safari in search of the elusive Bengal Tiger.  One of her greatest travel experiences was witnessing the incredible mountain gorillas of Uganda, and she looks forward to exploring the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India on her next journey.


Lisa Sawers - Email me

Lisa is an avid traveller and a group touring specialist, with more than 9 years of travel industry experience. South East Asia holds a special place in her heart, having travelled extensively to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. She has also visited an impressive expanse of Latin America, Europe and the Middle East including Argentina, Brazil, Jordan, Georgia & Armenia just to name a few …

Amassing many extraordinary travel experiences, such as the incredible trek to Bhutan’s Tigers Nest Monastery, watching a sunrise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and having dinner with a geisha in Japan, Lisa is passionate about providing memorable journeys full of inspiring moments.


Kathryn-Gibb-River-Road.jpg#asset:6518:u
Kathryn Heness -
Email me

Kathryn joins the A&K team having studied and worked in the travel industry for over three years. Originally from Adelaide she loves Melbourne for its fantastic restaurants, nightlife and sporting culture. She previously worked in Los Angeles where her passion for Australia was invaluable in the role of coordinating unique and exciting holidays 'Down Under' for US travellers. Her own travels have taken her throughout the USA, Europe and some parts of Asia as well as Far North Queensland, The Red Centre, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.

Her favourite Australian destination is Tropical North Queensland for the spectacular beaches and rainforests as well as the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Kathryn is passionate about travel and believes the best part is being able to experience different cultures plus diverse scenery and landscapes - all of which Australia has in abundance. Every experience should be tailored to the individual's personal interests and create an everlasting memory!