Staff Profiles

Sport by BCD Travel is an extension of BCD Travel NZ. Lead by directors Duncan Garvie, Ross Jamieson (Jamo) and Peter Barlow, the team below aim to provide you with exciting upcoming events and tours throughout the year. Our staff are always available for a friendly chat or to answer any queries you may have.

Krystal Bradnock | Team Leader Sports & Events

With 10 years industry experience Krystal’s real specialty is incentive and sport travel.  Krystal has been involved in all elements of the industry from event conception, planning, budgeting, procurement, documents, to the hands-on running of the tour. Krystal has looked after groups both big and small to many events such as Bledisloe Cups, End of Year Tours, Rugby World Cup, Sevens, Netball World Cup, Motor Racing and even some horse racing!

After a 2 year stint in the UK and Europe, which saw her tour leading in the French Alps, Greece, Germany and many other wonderful places, Krystal returned to Wellington.  As soon as BCD Travel heard she was back in the country, she was approached to take a lead role in our Sport by BCD Travel offering. 

Krystal, or KB, has a wonderfully friendly personality and is always up for a laugh.  As you would expect from a Tour Leader, she takes all situations in her stride and will never apply a one size fits all approach. When she's not working, Krystal enjoys getting outside on all kinds of adventures or drinking coffee in one of Wellingtons great cafes.

Mark Bascand | Tour Coordinator & Leisure Consultant

Mark is an old hat in the BCD traps now, having joined the team in 2012. From the Flight Centre mould, Mark loves the challenge of putting together complicated and varied itineraries for our discerning clients. Mark is currently anchoring our leisure enquiries as well as working solidly on the groups and incentive travel portfolio - a fast growing area of the business. A well travelled man, Mark has a great knowledge of the industry and all it has to offer. Check the world map to see where he has been, or give him a call to discuss your next holiday.

Mark is kept busy in his spare time with a young family, and trying to improve his golf swing.

Nicky Mein | Tour Coordinator 

Nicky has been in the travel industry for over 20 years, working in a range of areas including corporate & leisure travel, but her real passion has been in the sports & events area. After working at Williment Travel for many years it was time for a change - she travelled around Europe for 6 months with husband Peter and 2 children, and went back to teaching on her return. But the pull and excitement of the travel industry lured her back and she jumped at the opportunity of working with the team at BCD Sport on both the Netball World Cup & Rugby World Cup; that contract lead to a full time position and she’s now more than happy working on school groups and sporting tours all aound the world.

In her spare time, Nicky keeps herself fit with running and swimming, or exploring the great outdoors with a pack on her back.

Sammie Johnston | Tour Coordinator

Sammie started with us on two weeks’ work experience where she impressed us so much we couldn’t let her leave! Sammie was brought into our Sports & Events Team as a Junior Tour Consultant right away.

Being fresh from high school and not knowing a lot about the industry (apart from knowing that this is where she wants to be), the opportunity gave her a serious case of the butterflies but her positive attitude, outgoing personality and enthusiasm have taken over those butterflies and she has learnt so much. After a busy start to her career Sammie is excited for whatever might come along in the near future.

Outside of the office Sammie likes spending quality time with her family as well as socialising with friends and trying to attend plenty of music festivals. Relaxing is her last priority.

Christine Westerby | Travel Coordinator

Christine has been in the travel industry for the past seven years starting with Flight Centre as a leisure consultant where she learnt the ropes and got her first taste for the industry. After 4 years with Flight Centre an opportunity presented itself with Williment Travel in the Events team where she found her passion in group travel. Christine has designed, coordinated and hosted large scale incentive groups to destinations such as Hawaii, Vietnam, Las Vegas and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Christine feels that the most enjoyable part of working with groups is definitely the relationships built with both customers and clients, and seeing months of hard work behind the scenes come together to create a memorable experience.

Outside of work Christine loves to travel and has a passion for yoga, health and wellbeing.