The Corporate Travel Community is governed by an advisory council, a regional body consisting of senior corporate travel executives from leading local organisations and multinational blue-chip corporations with physical presence in Asia or Australasia.
Council Members are hand-picked, based on their unique combination of background and expertise. The Council is instrumental in defining and shaping CTC’s direction and membership growth.
Their in-depth industry knowledge makes them an integral part of the Corporate Travel Community. They provide local market insights, identify pain-points, liaise with industry experts, facilitate solutions and recommend future developments.
An experienced relationship builder and a leader with a record of outstanding results in developing high performing teams, delivering savings and meeting the strategic objectives of customers. Experienced procurement leader whose industry experience covers financial services, consulting, FMCG and consumer electronics. managing both strategic and operational procurement in the UK, ANZ and Asia.
After 11 years working in front line service delivery for one of the big four banks, I began my career with the Department of Finance (Finance) in 2000, initially as a vehicle resource allocator with COMCAR, the Commonwealth’s car-with-driver service.
After graduating from University of Tasmania, Andrew commenced his career in Chartered Accounting as an auditor and also worked as systems accountant in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland before returning to live in Sydney in 1999.
As a Procurement Leader, Jen has held Procurement, Supply Chain & Category Expert Leadership roles across various industries including publishing, agriculture, retail & travel for almost 20 years in addition to holding roles on Industry Boards. With expertise in Travel, particularly with TMC’s and Global airlines, she has valuable knowledge of both the Buyer & Seller roles within the travel industry. Now working as Head of Procurement at NARTA she is leading a buying group that works with some of the biggest brands in Australia such as Myer, JB Hi-Fi and Metcash. Jen has been supporting CAPA in an advisory capacity for the last 4 years and has a passion for assisting businesses to achieve their goals.
Karina Harris MBA, MCIPS, Black belt Six Sigma is a transformational procurement leader, with extensive experience, integrating strategy with operational execution. Collaborative leader delivering innovative approaches that provide competitive advantage, improve performance, and enable organizational goals. Karina excels in developing remote teams across Asia Pacific, strategic relationships and aligning procurement to business strategy. Passionate about evolving digital innovations to create value and competitive advantage, while minimizing our impact environmentally.
Matt Hayes is the Global Travel & Expense Category Manager at BHP. With over ten years’ experience in category management & procurement supporting multiple industries and categories, including mining and oil & gas, Matt brings a commercial lens to managing travel for one of Australia’s largest companies. In this role, he has helped shape and implement a new global travel policy, refreshed various internal technology tools, and led multiple global sourcing events to ensure high levels of traveller satisfaction, cost savings, and compliance. Matt’s main area of interest in this space is that of innovation, and hopes to keep improving travel programs for years to come. A native to Houston, Texas, he relocated to Brisbane in October 2018 and enjoys spending his time exploring all the region has to offer, mostly through the great outdoors and its bustling food and entertainment.
Pru Popple is the Lead Procurement Advisor with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the agency responsible for strategy, policy, funding, monitoring and regulation of New Zealand’s housing and urban development system. Pru heads up the procurement team that looks after the Corporate and ICT portfolio including Travel. Pru is part of the Finance, Investment and Infrastructure business within HUD, working in close collaboration with business partners to develop and implement sourcing strategies that help realise both social and public value for the organisation.
Rahul Marwah joined Audi Australia in May 2016 and manages different procurement categories across the brands including Audi, VW, Skoda, Lamborghini and Bentley. He has 12+ years’ diverse management experience across 6 industries [Automotive, FMCG, Oil and Gas, IT, Banking and Management Consulting] in 5 countries [Australia, USA, India, Qatar, and Indonesia] with different brands like Kimberley Clark, Kellogg’s, Halliburton, PwC and Infosys.
Siobhán is the Global Strategic Partnership Lead for Accenture’s Travel, Events and Mobility Organisation (including air, hotel, car, GDS, OBT and Travel Agency etc) and has previously been the Global Travel Operations & Technology Lead. Siobhán is responsible for Accenture’s Travel Program including more than 991 thousand airline tickets, 2 million hotel nights, and over $1 billion in travel spend. Siobhán has over 23 years’ experience in the travel industry and is supported by an internal Accenture team of GDS, Agency, Airline and Travel Technology experts. Siobhan is also the Trave Category Lead with experience in strategic sourcing and consolidation of Travel Programs.
With over 16 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, Stephanie is an experienced Global Category Manager. She has successfully implemented new programs through change and management. This has ensured benefits to all stakeholders that are aligned with company values and strategic direction. Her areas of experience include strong supplier relationships, project management, implementation, expense management integration, refining reporting capabilities, sourcing and contract viability. Stephanie is a firm believer in the power of role based leadership and encouraging the opportunity for capability growth, her key areas of interest are centred in continuous improvement, resilience and successful delivery.