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.

Angie Forsyth

Angie Forsyth

Head of Sales and Retention 

What do you love about your job? I love that I get to work on strategic partnerships with our team and our customers. Really getting to know their business and how we can add value. I also love that I get to work with such a passionate committed bunch of superstars that really care about making travel easy every step of the way.

What do you consider your biggest strength in your role? Building relationships and really getting to know what's important to our people and our customers is something that I really pride myself on.

How are you supporting your customers travel in this new world? Information, recommendations and connection is key. Things are changing so quickly in all aspects of the world of travel in this new environment, so I work hard to ensure that we are helping our customers make informed decisions with their approach to travel.

Lisa Hooper 

Lisa Hooper

Customer Experience Leader 

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.  

Katie Ashton

Katie Ashton

Business Development Manager 

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!

Michelle Styles

Michelle Styles

Account Manager

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

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.

Raychil Coutts

Raychil Coutts

Account Manager

Why do you love your job?  I love the connections that I get to build, both with team members and clients each day. It feels wonderful to know what I deliver can make a positive impact to others around me and help drive success for my clients business.

What do you consider is your biggest strength in your role? Communication , empathy and the ability to build long lasting relationships.

How are you helping your customers get ready for when the world opens up again? Listening and connection is key. As travel returns, our customers are facing different journeys, and we want to be right by their sides. So it is important to be present and provide valuable information which will help support both their business needs and the needs and wellbeing of their travellers.

Alana Munday

Alana Smith

Travel Manager 

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 

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!

Jade Pullen

Jade Pullen

Travel Manager 

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

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.

Leigh-Anne Van Staden

Leigh-Anne Van Staden

Travel Manager 

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.

Margret Vaiouga

Margret Vaiouga

Travel Manager 

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? Keeping my clients informed and updated on travel guidelines in this ever-changing environment.

Nicola Tarrant

Nicola Tarrant

Travel Manager

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

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

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.

Aisling Nevin

Aisling Nevin

National Sales Leader 

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.