Meet our Executive Team

02 Apr 2015
Astrid Richardson - General Manager Australia

Astrid has served as a senior manager for Flight Centre's business travel brands since 2006. Her previous roles include Account Management Director for FCm Travel Solutions, State Manager for Flight Centre Business Travel and Regional Director of Sales and Account Management for Corporate Traveller. Her extensive leadership experience and track record of delivering financial growth led to her appointment as General Manager for Flight Centre’s Corporate Division in NSW and the ACT. Astrid was appointed Corporate Traveller’s General Manager - Australia in 2014. Travel Tip - Using a best fare of the day booking policy and purchasing preferred airline lounge memberships are some of the most effective ways of keeping your travellers happy and improving your ROI.

Andrew Kemp - National Operations Leader

Andrew joined Corporate Traveller in 2007 as General Manager for Victoria and Tasmania before heading up South Australian operations in 2009. A former CPA and financial controller, Andrew’s specialised knowledge of finance and business travel has been key to the success of Corporate Traveller’s operations in Australia. Travel Tip - No one wants to be stuck in a bad seat on a long haul flight. Set preferred seating guidelines with your Travel Manager and make sure you reach your destination feeling refreshed.

Samantha Metz - Financial Controller

Samantha joined the Flight Centre Travel Group in 2010 as an Area Accountant and was later appointed as Reporting Manager for NSW. Samantha’s proficiency in financial management and expert skills in reporting led to her subsequent appointment as Financial Controller in 2014. Travel Tip Packing light on business trips not only helps you avoid the check in line, it helps your bottom line by skipping excess fees.

Simone Seiler - Customer Experience Leader

Simone has been with the Flight Centre Travel Group for more than 14 years and joined Corporate Traveller in 2010 as Corporate Product Leader. She was integral to the nationwide rollout of Corporate Traveller’s technology and reporting platform. Simone was appointed National Customer Experience Leader in 2014. Travel Tip Don't get caught out on arrival. Check your passport validity and visa requirements before you travel.