Meet Our People

As your local SME travel experts, we are ready to help get your business moving again. Get to know the amazing people in our operational, sales and account management teams.

Aisling Nevin

Aisling Nevin

National Sales Leader - 10 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? I get to meet the most amazing companies big or small and build connections that enriches my career experience.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? As I’m a leader, I think it’s the ability to listen and ensure my team feel part of something special. I think it’s very important to have fun while you work and always have the customer at the forefront of your mind.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? As a business, we have studied the market & I have been in contact with my customers updating them on the years progression and what 2021 will potentially look like. I've also added them to our marketing updates so that they can hear from Corporate Traveller.

Katie Ashton

Katie Ashton

Business Development Manager - 10 years at Corporate Traveller, 17 years at Flight Centre Travel Group

Why do you love your job? I love the people I work with and customers I meet on the way.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I believe I take the time to listen and truly understand the customers' needs, designing a unique travel programme that is right for their people and their business.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Helping new customers ensure their travel policy is in tip top shape!

William Hattaway

William Hattaway

Business Development Manager - 4 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? I really enjoy the concept of meeting new people, getting to know the ins and outs of their business and forming lasting partnerships.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Love creating ideas and being different, providing some laughs along the way! Everyone needs a giggle. 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? We are looking at ways we can help customers get maximum value out of their domestic travel programme. Looking through travel policies and ensuring they have a smooth transition when coming on board with our amazing brand!

Michelle Styles

Michelle Styles

Account Manager - 11 years at Flight Centre Travel Group

Why do you love your job? I love PEOPLE. The amazing, talented, fun and hard working group I work with. My clients - the relationships I have built throughout the years adds so much value to me both professionally and personally. Looking after the SME sector I have the opportunity to work with people in many variations of roles and industries so it always keeps my role really interesting. 

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I consider my biggest strength to be my motivation and drive to always be seeking out the best solutions and outcomes for my clients. I’m always trying to better understand their business and how I can best partner with them to show Corporate Traveller's value.

 How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? I have clients that are in all stages of travel, some frequent and some still unable to travel at all due to current border restrictions. In all cases I believe the most important thing I can offer right now is up-to-date, accurate information relevant to the type of travel they do. There is so much information to find and process right now it can be hard to find what you are looking for. I want them to be as best prepared as possible for when the world opens up again.

Sarah Bennett

Sarah Bennett

Account Manager - 7 months at Corporate Traveller, 15 years in the travel industry

Why do you love your job? I love analysing travel patterns and behaviours and helping my clients see the value behind making improvements to their travel programme.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Communication.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Listening to how my clients are feeling in this current situation and how their business is impacted. Providing suggestions on travel policy and goals for what 2021 looks like for them and how we can help.

Alana Smith

Alana Smith

Travel Manager - 5 years at Corporate Traveller 

Why do you love your job? I love how every day is never the same and I get to work with an amazing team.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? My biggest strength in my role would be being able to build strong relationships with my customers.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? I am helping my customers get ready for when the world opens up by keeping them updated with relative information and being an extension of their business.

 

Amy Steyn

Amy Steyn

Travel Manager - 3 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? I have a great support network both within my team and with the clients I deal with.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Being able to communicate with a wide range of people and fill a variety of needs.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? By staying on top of travel openings and the requirements needed to get there!

Ashleigh Evans

Ashleigh Evans

Travel Manager - 2 and a half years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? Dealing with different customers each day.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Ability to work under pressure and think of solutions on the spot.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Providing information and support for the new way of travelling and I'm interested in their business developments for 2021 and where that may take them.

Brittany McCrystal

Brittany McCrystal

Travel Manager - 2 years at Flight Centre Travel Group, 4 years in the travel industry

Why do you love your job? I love helping people create seamless travel experiences.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I have exceptional communication and networking skills and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? I am preparing by staying on top of the current restrictions and keeping everyone up to date.

 

Jade Pullen

Jade Pullen

Travel Manager - 7 years at Corporate Traveller, 10 years in the travel industry

Why do you love your job? I absolutely love working in travel - the experiences I have had, the people I have met and the life-long friends I have made along the way. Corporate Traveller has helped ignite my passion for travel and allows me to form close relationships with my clients that I have no doubt will last for many years to come.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? My strengths include the ability to understand individual business needs and offer tailored solutions to deliver best customer and traveller experiences, while maintaining timely and effective turnaround times. 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? In preparation for the world to open again, I am keeping the communication channels open by updating my clients with current border controls, rules and regulations while learning more about their goals for 2021!

 

KeriAnn Stoddart

KeriAnn Stoddart

Travel Manager - 8 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? The challenge of helping customers get from A to B - whether it is Auckland to Wellington or Accra to Madang.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Knowledge, patience and willingness to help in difficult situations.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Being there for them, helping them understand any changes from pre-COVID.

Krystal Echave

Krystal Echave

Travel Manager - 5 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? I love that every day is different, dealing with different people and their different travel plans. I also love helping people making their lives a bit easier.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I am very efficient, never like to keep people waiting for their travel. Always quick to help.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Keeping up-to-date with the different rules and regulations for different countries and keeping in touch with clients so they know I am here when they need me.

Kylie Rutland

Kylie Rutland

Travel Manager - 8 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? Our people, our culture, helping businesses achieve their goals and getting travellers get from A to B. 

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Building the relationships with all my clients, suppliers and work colleagues.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Keeping up the conversations and being in touch if anything could be relevant for their business or travel.

Leigh-Anne Van Staden

Leigh-Anne Van Staden

Travel Manager - 6 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? I love that no two days are the same and having the most incredible clients makes it easy to love what you do.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Building strong and lasting relationships and being passionate about delivering quality service.
 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Staying up to date with travel regulations in the domestic and international market which enables me to advise and direct my clients to have a hassle free and seamless travel experience.

Lisa Hooper 

Lisa Hooper

Customer Experience Leader - 12 years at Corporate Traveller, 22 years at Flight Centre Travel Group

Why do you love your job? I love the amazing, passionate people I work with. I love developing our people to enable them to be the best they can. I love all the customers I have met along the way, so many have become lifelong friends.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I feel my biggest strength as a leader is to listen to both my people and customers and work collaboratively to deliver the best experience possible. 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? I am talking to our customers to understand how their business has been impacted through COVID-19, understanding what is important to them right now and giving them guidance so they are ready when the world opens up.  

Margret Vaiouga

Margret Vaiouga

Travel Manager - 6 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? Love the relationships we get to build with customers and love finding out more about what each client does.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Building great relationships with clients as well as going above and beyond for my clients.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Preparing them by keeping them informed on travel guidelines - not sure so if you can help with this one that would be awesome.

Nicola Tarrant

Nicola Tarrant

Travel Manager - 19 years at Corporate Traveller

Why do you love your job? Because each day is challenging but different.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I feel I find a common connection with almost everyone I interact with.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? By practicing empathy, patience and consistency, if our clients know we are ready, they will be too.

Samantha Colson

Samantha Colson

Travel Manager - 7 years at Corporate Traveller, 10 years in the travel industry

Why do you love your job? I love that my role combines two of my biggest passions - travel & people. I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of the world and make life-long friends along the way. 

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? I am passionate about building strong long-term relationships with my clients, and understand that all businesses are unique and have different requirements for their travel management solution. 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? To help my customers get ready for when the world opens up again, I am helping to review their travel policies and learn about their goals for 2021, while also keeping up-to-date with border restrictions and airline policies passing on any important relevant information.

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor

Travel Manager - 1 year at Corporate Traveller, 6 years in the travel industry

Why do you love your job? I love that every day is different and every email or request is different. I enjoy making travelling easier for my clients and planning complex itineraries they may require.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? My strength would be the ability to assist in any situation. Whether it is a single person travelling domestically, a multi stop complex international itinerary or a large group needing travel requirements including conference facilities. 

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? I am helping my clients by keeping them informed on any situation that arises and especially any changes that occur during this period. I am in regular contact to advise we are here when they feel comfortable to travel again.