Advisory Board

  • Advisor to the Board: Charles J. Petruccelli - Charles Petruccelli is the Founder of Pelleas Partners Holding and CJP Consulting. He retired as President, Global Travel Services at American Express. He was a founder of the GTTP and its Advisory Board and continues as Advisor to it.

  • Advisor to the Board: Jens Bischof - Jens Bischof is a member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, responsible for Sales and Revenue Management.

  • Amadeus: Svend O. Leirvaag - Svend O. Leirvaag is VP Industry Affairs with Amadeus IT Group SA. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (USA), and holds a masters degree from the Norwegian School of Management.

  • American Express: Michael Qualantone - Michael Qualantone is Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for Global Supplier Relations, Marketing & Products and Partner Network, American Express.

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel: Françoise Grumberg - Françoise Grumberg is the Global Responsible Business Senior Director of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. She works closely with the Executive Team to further develop CWT's commitment to responsible business worldwide.

  • Delta Air Lines: Letty Ashworth - Letty Ashworth is Director Global Diversity for Delta Airlines. She is a key leader in Delta’s global strategy to further develop an efficient, effective, and diverse workforce that reflects the rapidly changing demographics of an increasingly interconnected world.

  • Enterprise Holdings: Peter A. Smith - Peter Smith is vice president of global franchising for EnterpriseHoldings, the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S.car rental industry.

  • Hertz: Maria O'Donoghue - Maria O’Donoghue is the Global Lead for Learning & Development with the Hertz Corporation. She originally joined Hertz in January 1999 as Training & Development Manager for Hertz Europe Service Centre in Dublin and subsequently worked as Human Resources and Organisational Development Manager for the Dublin operation and later as the Director of Training & Development for Hertz Europe.

  • Hertz: Michel Taride - Michel Taride was named President, Hertz International, in January 2010. He served as the Executive Vice President and President, Hertz Europe Limited since January 2004 and as the Executive Vice President and President, Hertz Europe Limited, of Hertz Holdings since June 2006. From January 2003 until December 2003, he served as Vice President and President, Hertz Europe Limited. From April 2000 until December 2002, he served as Vice President and General Manager, Rent A Car, Hertz Europe Limited. From July 1998 to March 2000, he was General Manager, Rent A Car France and HERC Europe. Previously, he served in various other operating positions in Europe from 1980 to 1983 and from 1985 to 1998. Michel is Chair of the GTTP Advisory Board.

  • HRG: Amanda Hanlin - Amanda Hanlin joined HRG in 1997 as Corporate Sales Executive for London with a focus on City accounts. In 2001 she was promoted to International Sales Manager and then to Head of Multinational Sales in 2006.

  • HRG: David Radcliffe - David Radcliffe is CEO of Hogg Robinson Group plc, the international corporate travel services company. Recognised as a true visionary and outstanding leader, Radcliffe’s career in corporate travel first began in 1978 when he joined Hogg Robinson (Travel) Limited (now known as HRG UK). He was appointed to the Board in 1989 and became Chief Executive of the parent company, Hogg Robinson plc, in 1997 – leading Hogg Robinson’s MBO, one of the UK’s largest public to private deals, in July 2000 and taking Hogg Robinson through a successful IPO in October 2006.

  • KDS: Dean Forbes - As CEO Dean is responsible for KDS' Strategy and Operations. Having originally joined KDS as EVP for Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Dean transformed the KDS offering by leading the development of new products, the KDS partner programme and a number of marketing initiatives which lead to record breaking performance in 2010.

  • Travelport: Dirk Vande Beek - Dirk Vande Beek joined Travelport in 2007 from Computer Associates, where he was vice president, Global Government Relations.

  • Travelport: Gordon Wilson - Gordon Wilson is President and CEO of Travelport, one of the world’s leading providers of critical travel content aggregation, search and booking services for the global travel industry.