Makepeace Island names new General Manager

Ex-Spicers Retreat GM joins private island

Makepeace Island, the Noosa, Queensland-based retreat co-owned by Sir Richard Branson, Brett Godfrey and Radek Sali, has appointed Bobbie Murphy (pictured right) as General Manager.

As the next phase in the Island’s growth, Murphy was selected due to her wealth of experience including five years as General Manager at Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spicers Clovelly Estate in the Queensland hinterland.  During her tenure, these Spicers Retreats won awards such as QHA Best Restaurant in an Accommodation Venue 2018, Gourmet Traveller’s Top 10 Regional Queensland Restaurants 2018, winner of Gourmet Traveller’s Best Service National Award 2018 and Winner of QHA awards Best Boutique Accommodation three years running, placing Spicers Tamarind Retreat in the Hall of Fame in 2017.

Murphy will bring her unique skill set to Makepeace Island, placing it firmly on the map in the boutique, luxury sector. Recognised for her focus on customer experience and her commitment to excellence, she is also passionate about building relationships with the local community to better support the local area and businesses to improve opportunities for growth, whilst working towards zero waste by implementing key sustainability initiatives to improve energy consumption and reduce environmental impact. 

Makepeace Island reopened in November 2018 after an extensive refurbishment headed up by the interior designer of Necker Island and The Branson Estates.

The location for the Moët Island experience during the Noosa Food and Wine Festival, Makepeace Island is also host for multi-generation holidays, celebrations or corporate retreats. Its location, just minutes by private boat from Noosa, is on the doorstep of key attractions of the Sunshine Coast.  The island accommodates up to 20 guests.

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