About Temple Books

TAMARA MILLER

GENERAL MANAGER

Tamara is an avid reader and all-round lover of books; Tamara curates all products that are offered by Temple Books, and she is also responsible for the day to day running and business management of Temple Books.

Despite adoring English and all things literature, Tamara pursued a career in medical science and completed a Biomedical Science degree in 2000. Following graduation, a rewarding career in global clinical research followed, which saw Tamara live in the UK and the US.

In 2016, Tamara decided to revisit her love of English and literature and decided to become a bookseller. A dangerous career to pursue when you have a huge love of books: a never-ending to-be-read pile and an office filled with new release books!

Tamara has also completed a BA in English Literature, a Diploma of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. 

Tamara and her husband Rhys are Co-Founders of Radiancy Group Pty which is comprised of Temple Books, Temple Books Junior, Shelf Indulgence, and Litterarum.

Other than working, Tamara loves running, reading, travelling (to warm places), and spending time with family. 

Rhys and Tamara live with their two young sons and their cocker spaniel in Wahroonga, Sydney. 

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RHYS MILLER

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

Rhys is a general knowledge lover (a great resource to have at trivia nights!) and he gravitates toward reading about all things science and automotive (especially Land Rovers).

Rhys acquired his MBA from Macquarie University in 2016, and is responsible not only for all things Sales & Marketing within Temple Books, but also for strategy and general business management. 

Rhys completed an Applied Science in Biotechnology degree in 1999, and in his previous career he worked in Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices sales and marketing, which saw Rhys live in the UK and the US.

Rhys joined the Shelf Indulgence team in May 2017, and he continues to wear many hats: Web Developer, IT Consultant, Lifter of Heavy Things, and expert Barista. 

Rhys enjoys cycling (both road and mountain biking), taking things apart (and putting them back together), and all things Land Rover.

Rhys and his wife Tamara are Co-Founders of Radiancy Group Pty which is comprised of Temple Books, Temple Books Junior, Shelf Indulgence, and Litterarum.

Rhys and Tamara live with their two young sons and their cocker spaniel in Wahroonga, Sydney. 

AMANDA McMAHON

OFFICE MANAGER

If you call the Temple Books office, Amanda is likely one of the friendly voices you will hear on the other end of the phone.

As Office Manager, Amanda is responsible for all levels of customer service, from answering customer calls, to order management, logistics, and procurement. 

Amanda joined the team right from the beginning in October 2016, following on from a long and successful career in customer service that saw her work for large multi-national companies. 

Amanda loves running, cycling, weight training, and doing active things with her husband and two young girls. Amanda drops hints around the office for all the rest of the team to eat better – from bringing in kombucha, to having steamed vegies for lunch. 

Amanda lives with her husband and two young daughters in Berowra, Sydney. 

 

VANESSA SAMTER

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Vanessa joined the team in July 2017, and has taken up the role of Operations Manager.

Vanessa is largely responsible for social media management and ensuring that Temple Books social media strategy is aligned with sales & marketing and customer service goals.

After completing a Bachelor of Economics degree in 2003, Vanessa had a long and successful career primarily in risk management, which saw her live and work in the UK, during which time she added to her qualifications by completing Graduate Certificates in Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing.

Vanessa loves shopping, eating good food, drinking champagne, shopping, reading, shopping, watching movies, travelling, and did we say – shopping.  

Vanessa lives with her husband and two young sons in Wahroonga, Sydney. 

LIZ CHAN

ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER

If you call the Temple Books office, Liz is likely one of the friendly voices you will hear on the other end of the phone.

As Assistant Office Manager, Liz works with Amanda across all levels of customer service, as well Liz also manages all purchase orders received from school customers.

Liz is largely responsible for warehouse logistics, and Liz is highly detailed and meticulous with organising the warehouse. The rest of the team know not to move anything in the warehouse, lest they deal with Liz!

Liz joined Shelf Indulgence in February 2017, following on from a long and successful career of raising her 4 daughters and being – in Liz’s words – a “Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations”. 

Liz has also worked as a beautician, hygiene advisor, and salesperson across many different industries.

Liz also loves travelling, cooking (she makes a mean hummous!) and spending time with her family.

Liz lives with her husband and four daughters, and two dogs in Berowra, Sydney.