our people

Adrian Ryan
Company Director
The linen and soft furnishings trade has run in Adrian’s veins from as early as the late 70’s, when he worked in his parents’ manchester store in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs – the beginning of Lorraine Lea. Before entering Lorraine Lea in 1994 as General Manager, Adrian enjoyed a successful career with creative agencies that saw him acquire skills that have been instrumental in the development of Lorraine Lea’s brand presence. Now as director, Adrian is actively involved in all aspects of the business, fulfilling a mentor role to the executive leadership team and particularly enjoying time with the sales force.
Wendy McCombe
Learning & Development Manager
Wendy has been part of the direct selling industry for over 20 years, starting as a consultant in Melbourne with a children’s wear party plan company. Wendy’s love of the industry took her into the corporate side of direct selling in 2000, where she was active in setting up new party plan businesses and managing sales teams. 2004 brought her to Lorraine Lea, where Wendy now develops training material and programs for our Leaders and Stylists to continuously learn and improve their party plan skills.
Anne Petracca
Chief Executive Officer
A sharp and strategic thinker, Anne brings more than 20 years of direct selling and retail experience to Lorraine Lea. With her hands-on, innovative approach to business, Anne has been the driving force behind the growth of national brands such as The Body Shop and Kleins. Her illustrious career in multi-channel, multi-level sales has honed her repertoire of effective leadership and creative strategies. Anne has a voracious passion for the social shopping industry and revels in helping others achieve success and balance in their career. When she’s not embracing opportunities to continue learning, she can be found entertaining friends and enjoying family time at the beach.
Debbie Robertson
National Sales Manager
Deb has been involved in the party plan industry for over 37 years, starting when she was not yet out of her teens. Her career really took off when Deb moved to country Victoria early in her married life, after her first son was born; party plan was a way for her to meet new people and contribute to her family's income. By the time her third child was born, Deb had discovered Lorraine Lea. At the time there were fewer than 60 consultants in the entire company! Deb has witnessed the company growing from a backyard business to a multi-million dollar operation. There have been many changes over the years, but Deb has always recognised the importance of fun and people.

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