Cathryn Cole has been appointed to the role of General Manager Campus Travel Australia. She is based in Campus Travel’s head office, which is located in the new Flight Centre Travel Group building in South Bank (Brisbane).
Cathryn returns to Campus Travel and parent company Flight Centre Travel Group, following almost four years with corporate travel payment provider AirPlus.
Since the beginning of 2015, Cathryn has been based in AirPlus International’s global head office in Germany, where she held the role of Director Global Business and Global Excellence.
Prior to this Directorship, Cathryn also fulfilled senior leadership roles for AirPlus including Director of Global Excellence and Regional Sales Manager Eastern Australia.
Cathryn started in the role yesterday.
She brings to Campus Travel 20 years’ experience in corporate travel management and travel payments for global organisations including Diners Club International, FCm Travel Solutions (part of the Flight Centre Travel Group), Travelex and AirPlus International.
Cathryn was also one of the founding team members of Campus Travel, when the brand first launched with The University of Queensland in early 2003.
Cathryn takes over the Campus Travel leadership reigns from Lorraine Donnan who has moved into a new role within the Flight Centre Travel Group.
Flight Centre Travel Group’s Executive General Manager Corporate Travel, Andrew Flannery, said Cathryn was an excellent fit for the brand, particularly as she had a good knowledge of the brand’s history and client portfolio.
“Cathryn knows the Australian travel market extremely well, she has a great understanding of the academic market in particular and no doubt will bring her own style of management and strategic thinking to the role, Mr Flannery said.
Cathryn’s past roles include:
- Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH - Director Global Business and Global Excellence (Germany)
- Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH - Director of Global Excellence (Germany)
- Lufthansa AirPlus Servicekarten GmbH - Regional Sales Manager Eastern Australia
- FCM Travel Solutions Australia - Regional Sales Leader
- GWK Travelex - Regional Sales Manager NSW/QLD
- Flight Centre Travel Group - Regional Sales Leader