Our Team

Joanne Harding-Smith

Managing Director

I started work in travel straight from high school doing a travel traineeship. That was nearly 28 years ago. I have worked as a travel consultant at busy Sydney travel agencies before relocating to Brisbane in 1999. I love travel. It could be due to the fact that we didn’t have the opportunity to do so growing up – I still have my old brown hand-written Ansett ticket from my first plane ride to Mt Isa when I was 9 years old. I think experiencing different locations is food for the soul.

Places I have travelled to include: All around Australia, Kimberleys, most of the Qld Islands – what a beautiful country we have, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, South America, USA, Canada, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Africa, Europe (not as much as I’d like), UK, Mauritius. Still so much to see...

Sharyn Lucchetta

Senior Travel ConsultantSharyn

I have worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and have worked for Maverick Travel on and off for the past 5 years. I am a local and love combining my passion of travel and sending people on amazing trips with living in this lovely area of Samford.

I have been to over 70 countries, it’s been an amazing ride over the years. I love just going to the airport! Having worked in adventure travel for a few years I do have a passion for trekking particularly Nepal and Peru, I am just about to go to Bhutan which is a "Bucket list" trip for me. I also love Europe and have taken the kids to see Santa in Lapland (Finland).

Barbara O Neill

Started in Travel industry in Ireland in the “long Haul” department, which was basically selling Australia. Then moved to Australia and started sending people the other direction back where I came from....
I’ve been in the Industry over 25 years. Have worked with Maverick Travel since 2007 but had a break for two years from 2012-2014 when I went in lived in the UK for a stint.

Travelled to:

Ireland and UK, Europe, South America (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) NZ, Bali, Singapore, HK, Thailand, Fiji, West Coast USA, Hawaii

Haven’t been to Africa yet but hope to get there one day. I like doing tricky airfares and complicated routings. I am a stickler for attention to detail and like to make sure every holiday I arrange is fine tuned and organized in a very professional manner.