development TMG has been experiencing.
‘Having watched TMG expand and evolve since its humble beginnings 16 years ago, it is hugely gratifying to still be so involved today, now shaping and solidifying the future direction, and management of, our group,’ Wallace says.
‘With such fantastic people here – from our brokers, to our Travelsmart franchisees and agents, and of course our head office staff - not only will filling the role be about finding someone who has the skills and experience we are looking for, but they will also need to fit in well with our family,’ he went on to say.
The new GM will become an integral strategic leader, continuing to strengthen TMG’s position as a front-runner in the New Zealand broker arena, as well as the boutique retail space.
‘We are looking for someone ideally with a broker background, but really what is key is having a good and long-standing grounding in the travel industry.
They need to understand the diverse aspects and complexities of what the team at Travel Managers do, and have proven senior leadership and strategic abilities,’ says David Coombes, managing director of Flight Centre New Zealand, which purchased TMG in September last year.
Coombes says he is confident in the direction the leadership at TMG is continuing to move in, and the approach it is taking to all operations.
‘This is an exciting opportunity to be on the front-line of further enhancing New Zealand’s strongest broker group, leveraging Flight Centre’s scale to further benefit TMG and its members,’ he said.
‘We are in the privileged position of being able to enjoy a situation where
the old can teach the new before the successful candidate, supported by myself, Nicola and Kevin, can together continue driving the group’s upward trajectory,’ said COO Angela Mills.
The position is expected to attract significant interest from experienced industry professionals.