AU-VIC-Peel-OperationsManager-James Hawley

James Hawley – Operations Manager, Peel Street

James is originally from Wales, UK. He has experience of working in the student accommodation sector in UK and Australia for the past 7 years in a variety of roles which has enabled James to continually develop his knowledge of the industry. James has called Melbourne home since 2017 and loves the diversity and quality of life which Melbourne offers. James loves his sport in particular Soccer (Manchester City Fan), Cricket and Golf. James is excited about offering the best possible experience to staff and residents at Atira.


AU-VIC-Peel-EDM-Syed A Ali

Syed A Ali – Evening Duty Manager – Peel Street

Syed has worked with reputable Hotels in different countries and has a diverse attitude and understand the multiculturalism.

Syed has over 10 years of Hospitality experience working with different brands from Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Hotel, Accor Groups and many Independent Hotels. He specifically has focused on Front Office Operations to produce successful hotel operations within the hotel-sector of business. Syed fully understands the importance of the clients within a full-service Hotels/Students Accommodation and has a can-do attitude and always admired and knowing its reputation for delivering genuine hospitality as well as putting emphasis on the importance of company culture, and the growth of its associates. Syed is experienced in the opening of Hotels from construction to operations opening in his career. Syed also has an interest in playing Pool/Billiards, Cricket and Badminton. Please come forward and speak to him regarding any matters/issues and he will be more than happy to serve you.

AU-VIC-Peel-CSA-Vicky Cheu

Vicky Cheung – Customer Service Assistant – Peel Street

Vicky brought up in multicultural city Hong Kong. She had experience with community development and social service. Passionate about travelling, reading, watching movies and hiking. She loves to meet new friends from all over the world and build up a lively, warm and friendly community.  Vicky is very excited to be customer services support and being with all of Atirans.

AU-VIC-Peel-CSA-Saratou Issoufou

Saratou Issoufou – Customer Service Assistant – Peel Street

Sara is passionate about foreign languages and cultures. Originally from Canada, she graduated in Spanish translations and modern Chinese. After living in Spain and China during her studies, she worked at the airport of Montreal as an interpreter for Latin American transit passengers. Although she loves her city, she decided to expand her horizons and opportunities by coming to Australia. She enjoys working with Atira students and team because it’s a chance to create beautiful connections, to share and to grow altogether.


AU-VIC-Peel-SeniorRA-Livinia (Livi) Scritchley

Livi Scritchley – Senior Resident Assistant – Peel Street

Livi is Australian born but has been living overseas since she was 6 years old, coming back to Melbourne to pursue tertiary studies in Economics and Politics & International Studies. With an outgoing personality and attention to detail, she is ready to create events for residents to enjoy and be there to answer any questions! Livi is always down to chat with residents and is looking forward to providing a safe, welcoming environment at Peel St through the RA team.


AU-VIC-Peel-RA-Zoe Gan

Zoe Gan – Resident Assistant – Peel Street

Zoe is a commerce student from Malaysia who loves meeting new people. She has many interests and is always open to trying new things. Mindful and considerate of others, Zoe is passionate about helping people with their problems or difficulties. She is honoured to be apart of the RA team and intends to work together with all the staff and residents in creating an inclusive and welcoming community at Atira Student Living.


AU-VIC-Peel-RA-Christopher Fredes

Nicollas Branchini Do Vale – Resident Assistant – Peel Street

Nicollas was raised in Brazil and moved to Melbourne to study physics. With experience in organizing and hosting events he is committed to make every student’s experience at Atira a memorable one. He is looking forward to contribute to a healthy and enjoyable multicultural community. Nicollas is honoured to be a part of Atira’s team and will do his best to make every student feel home.

AU-VIC-Peel-RA-Lisa Nathan

Lisa Nathan – Resident Assistant – Peel Street

Lisa is an 18 year old student, studying a Bachelor of Design and Majoring in Digital Technologies at the University of Melbourne. Born in Singapore but raised in Perth, Australia, she has grown up in a diverse, multicultural world. Lisa is an information technology enthusiast who enjoys computer programming, designing websites and editing videos. In her spare time, you can catch her at the shopping mall, eating spaghetti or chilling at the beach! Lisa looks forward to working with the Atria Team to build a friendly, diverse community and making your stay at Atira Peel St is as enjoyable as it can be.


Karthi Thavanathan

Karthi Thavanathan – Accounts Payable – Head Office

Bubbly, ambitious individual whose interests include, Tennis, Travelling, Music, Finance and Photography.



Nigel Nesakumar – Financial Accountant – Head Office

Fun, Charismatic and enjoys having a laugh. I love working in teams and problem solving. Interests include Music, Sports, Finance, Technology and building on Leadership.

Bio Virginia

Virginia Song – Financial Accountant – Head Office

Proactive, logical, enjoy solving problems and ticking all the tasks from to do list. Movie, music, science, food lover. Aiming to develop interpersonal skills and management skills and to grow with this company.