Graeme has a long history of travel related management acumen and significant skills in the area of governance, strategic planning, performance management, public relations, and digital marketing. Previous senior management roles have been in multi-site New Zealand wide wholesale and retail companies in owner-operator, franchise and public company environments. Graeme is also Chairman of the Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust, an Executive Board member of KartSport New Zealand and a Board member on The Dunedin Tourism Trust. Email Graeme.
Bill Sheppard (MNZITT), Managing Director, Best Travel, Hastings. Bill joined Best Travel in 1986 after holding various positions with Air NZ and Singapore Airlines in Wellington. Bill now concentrates on working on the business after many years of being a "hands on" Travel Designer specifically in the corporate travel sector. Bill is also a voluntary mentor with NZ Business Mentors. Email Bill.
Larry has been involved in travel since 1985. Through their holding company Tourism Development Ltd, Larry and his wife Linda own inbound tour company South Pacific Travellers World Ltd. They are also 50% owners in Queenstown Travel & Visitor Centre Ltd which encompasses World Travellers Queenstown, World Travellers Christchurch City, New Zealand Vacations and Queenstown I-site. Larry is also a Director of I-Site New Zealand and the Nelson Regional Tourism office, Tourism Nelson Tasman Ltd. Email Larry.
Graham has been involved in the travel industry since leaving school. In 1984 he started his own business, Elliott Travel, in Gisborne which he still owns, operates and works in "hands on" as a travel consultant. A former director of a large NZ travel franchise, Graham now enjoys working with his codirectors at World Travellers to provide solutions that will benefit the cooperative. Graham was formerly the chairman of Sport Gisborne and remains a trustee on the board. Email Graham.
Larry Lumsden, Bill Sheppard, Graham Elliott, Graeme Moore (Chairman),
Wendy van Lieshout (General Manager), Craig Corbett
The current board of World Travellers Ltd is made up primarily of the owners and managing directors of the founding World Travellers member stores. The chairman is independent. Directors are voted onto the board by the shareholders. Every World Travellers store holds an equal shareholding in World Travellers Ltd, and therefore has equal voting rights.
Craig is based in Rotorua and comes from an Industrial management background. He joined the travel industry in 1996 through the purchase of Galaxy Travel. Through a number of directorships in both travel and general business, Craig bring a wide range of governance experience to World Travellers. Craig is also actively involved with Sport Bay of Plenty and has been a trustee for the last seven years. Email Craig.
Larry Lumsden Director
Graham Elliott Director
Board of Directors
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