Southcombe to ServiceIQ

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:16

Mike Southcombe has recently joined ServiceIQ, ITO in the service sector.

Southcombe has many years’ experience in the retail travel industry, including manager of the Travel Managers Group which he founded in 2002.

In his new role, he is managing key accounts and developing new business in the travel and tourism sector.

Southcombe’s first priority is to help experienced consultants working at TAANZ bonded agencies to achieve recognition of their skills by gaining the National Certificate in Travel Level 4.

Lani Strathearn at ACB

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 08:52

Adelaide Convention Bureau has appointed Lani Strathearn as business development executive and representative for the New Zealand Market. She joins the bureau from venue management experience on Vancouver Island, and also a strong background in tourism having performed roles with Flight Centre and the hostel sector. She replaces Gemma Nelson who has moved to another role at the bureau.

Viresh Mathur to Heritage

Monday, 25 May 2015 16:18

Viresh Mathur is the new operations manager, Heritage Boutique Collection. He was most recently hotel manager at City Life Wellington for three years and before that was executive assistant manager at Heritage Christchurch. He started his career with the group at City Life Auckland.

Akash Sood has stepped into the hotel manager’s role at City Life Wellington. He was previously at James Cook Hotel.

Jo Meredith to HOT Events

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:59

HOT Events is back in Auckland, opening an office to be headed by account manager Jo Meredith. Although the head office is based in Christchurch, a substantial number of HOT Events’ key clients are Auckland based.

Meredith has previously worked as a professional conference organiser for Event Dynamics, sales manager for the SKYCITY Entertainment Group and as an event manager for The Edge (now Auckland Live).

HOT Events is the conference and incentive event division of the House of Travel Group.

Director of sustainability

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:08

The Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Carman Ng to the new role of director of sustainability. Ng has been with Langham for more than four years where she has successfully developed a more structural approach to continue the hotel chain’s sustainability growth. This includes extending more leadership and innovation to the Langham Hospitality Group’s corporate sustainability programme Connect. Connect promotes and encourages sustainability through all aspects of business such as Connect Conferences which provides sustainable meeting solutions.

Sandy Botterill at cievents

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:02

Sandy Botterill is director of sales and account management at cievents. Botterill will lead the sales team for cievents New Zealand and has a focus on developing existing client relationships as well as building new opportunities for the business.

She has a wealth commercial experience, beginning her career as a lawyer for the large international law firm, Chapman Tripp, where she specialised in environmental law, before moving to Thomson Reuters where she managed their operational publishing teams across Australia and New Zealand.

Joining cievents three years ago in Australia, her most recent position being director of sales and account management, Botterill says she sees great growth opportunity within New Zealand for cievents.

New at World Journeys

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:00

Elly Wealthall has joined World Journeys as a travel designer, replacing Kirstin Dawson who leaves to pursue opportunities in Australia. Wealthall comes from a sales role with Trafalgar, and prior to that in the House of Travel adventure wholesale team.

SQ appointment in NZ

Friday, 13 February 2015 15:58

Shahreen Goodrick is the New Zealand manager marketing and alliances with Singapore Airlines.

Goodrick is responsible for developing and implementing the national marketing strategy leveraging Singapore Airlines’ relationships with alliance and trade partners.

Goodrick’s previous role was marketing executive alliances, coordinating all sales, strategy and marketing activity in Australia for Singapore Airlines’ alliances with Virgin Australia and Star Alliance.

New at Sofitel Bangkok

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:00

Chanelle Garvey has been appointed to the position of sales and marketing director at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

Garvey has spent the previous seven years directing the sales and marketing efforts at the Sofitel Brisbane Central and then the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. She has a multi-segment background including running substantial MICE-related commercial operations.

Since breaking into the hospitality industry in 1991, Garvey has also worked for the Sheraton, Stamford and Radisson hotel chains.

Contiki's new sales executive

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 13:00

Bridget Upton has joined the team at Contiki, replacing Sam Morrah who has transferred to Contiki Australia.

Upton has been with Contiki for six years as a trip manager and also spent a year working with both Trafalgar and AAT Kings.