Connect Coaches' Drivers

Alison Harris - Owner Operator, Tour Manager, Driver, Guide

Alison Harris , Owner Operator , Tour Manager, Driver Guide

Alison completed her Bachelor of Arts & Diploma of Education (K-6) after leaving high school & spent the first few years of her career casual teaching & working as a tutor for Five Senses Education in Sydney. 

After moving with her young family up to the Central Coast in 2000, she started working at Kariong Public School before being offered a permanent, fulltime position at Roselea Public School in Carlingford.

She commuted to Sydney for a few years before deciding to reduce her teaching load to 3 days. This enabled her to assist Liam with some administration work in the office for Central Coast Driver Training Services. Alison also obtained her Light Rigid Licence at this time.

Once the business diversified & Connect Coaches came into being, Alison decided to take leave from her teaching position at Roselea & has been working fulltime with Liam since the start of 2018.

Among other things, she is kept busy in the office organising day tours & completing other administration tasks. Alison also assists with picking up & dropping off passengers in the mini bus, she acts as a tour guide on some tours &, most importantly, she bakes for upcoming morning teas on tours & prepares trivia to keep passengers entertained on their travels!

Liam Green - Owner Operator, Managing Director, Driver Trainer/Assessor, Driver

Liam is the owner/director of Connect Coaches and has been involved in the bus & coach industry for 28 years as a driver and trainer/assessor.

Liam started his driving career with State Transit, working out of Burwood and Ryde depots at the age of 20, working there for for 5 years.

He then become involved in coach charters and tours, working for companies such as Clipper Tours, Delwood Coaches & Gosford City Coaches.

As a coach driver, Liam performed all types of driving work such as day tours, charters, transfers and extended trips away. He also worked as a driver and trainer/assessor for Busways on the Central Coast.

From 2003 to the present day, Liam has owned and operated Central Coast Driver Training Services, a company devoted to the training and licence issuing of both truck and bus licences. This has resulted in a large number of bus/coach drivers on the Central Coast being trained and receiving their heavy vehicle licence from Liam.

In late 2016, the business purchased a 28 seater coach & added the 'Connect Coaches' component to its banner. Although also providing cruise & airport transfers for groups; school, wedding & other private charters, Liam's aspiration was to specialise in providing day tours for Seniors living on the Coast.

Liam enjoys being able to connect people with a variety of interesting places. These range from a lunch cruise on Wallis Lake in Foster to a visit to the historic mining town of Joadja in the Southern Highlands. He also enjoys the morning tea that Alison provides!

David Duff - Driver & Tour Guide

 

David began his working life in office administration with several councils (Tenterfield Shire, Tweed Shire & Richmond River Shire) before starting his own tractor contracting business on NSW's North Coast.

He was the Manager of a furniture store in Mullumbimby for nearly 17 years & the Director & Chairperson for Homemakers Australia.

Upon relocating to the Central Coast, David worked in customer service & stock control/warehousing at Nik & Jane's Furniture, Erina.

In 2015, he became a relief driver & office administrator at Adairs Buses in West Gosford before becoming a customer service representative at Budget Car & Truck Rentals in nearby East Gosford.

Liam & Alison were lucky to secure David as a driver & tour guide in October 2018 & he has been working for Connect Coaches ever since! "Disco Dave's" hard working, personable nature along with his skills as a driver makes him an asset to their business.

 

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