STAFF PROFILES

duncan garvie | director bcd sports

Duncan’s knowledge and travel industry experience spans more than thirty-five years. In 1985 he joined Mick Williment as his ‘second in command’, soon becoming General Manager of Williment World Travel Ltd pioneering tours to the Hong Kong Sevens and Bledisloe Cup matches in Australia. He developed and expanded the All Blacks Supporters Tour concept that Mick had begun. Duncan has been intrinsically involved in all of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) projects since the first tournament in 1987 when he assisted on the organising committee. 

Rugby and travel are a big part of Duncan’s life. He is a Life Member of the Poneke Football Club (est. 1883) and spent a number of years on the Wellington Rugby Union Executive. Walking, tramping and relaxing at the beach are pastimes that he enjoys with partner Marg and his family outside of Rugby and work.

ROSS JAMIESON | DIRECTOR BCD SPORTS 

A qualified accountant, Ross has over 25 years' experience in Corporate Travel Events, Major Sporting Event Management and arranging Sports Tours around the world. He has been involved in the management / operation of every RWC project since 1987, from ticketing, travel, tourism services and the highly regarded Accommodation Bank for the 2011 RWC.

Ross combines a passion for sport and business, with a real interest in people. Ross sits on the Board of Directors of both Wellington Rugby and the Hurricanes, as well as being a Member of the Institute of Directors and a 25 year member of Chartered Accountants New Zealand.  He is heavily involved in the establishment of the Toitu Poneke Community & Sports Hub and provides mentoring assistance to a number of local businesses. Ross is married to Jo Williment, with three very active teenage children.

peter barlow | director bcd travel

Peter brings to BCD Travel 39 years of travel industry experience & expertise.   Peter's career began in 1978 at the New Zealand Tourist Bureau, and in 1987, he founded his own corporate travel management company, Barlow Associates, which later became BTI Barlow NZ, partner in the global BTI Group (Business Travel International).  He sold the company in 2002 and in 2005; Peter became a Shareholder and Director of Williment Travel Group. In 2006, BCD Travel global invited Peter to represent their brand in New Zealand and become the exclusive New Zealand partner.  Williment Travel Group was sold to TUI PLC in 2009, and in 2011, he re acquired the Corporate Travel Division (BCD Travel).

Peter is a man of great integrity and cares passionately about his business and the people involved in it. Everyone at BCD admires his commitment to the travel industry proven not only within BCD but also through his involvement as the former President of TAANZ (Travel Agents Association of New Zealand) and the former Chairman and current board member of the WTAAA (World Travel Agents Associations Alliance). Peter is warm, generous, and talented and not only does he understand but he also genuinely cares about the needs of the corporate traveller. In his spare time Peter, funnily enough loves to travel, enjoy sport and to spend time with his family, Liarne and their two sons Luca and Toby.

KRYSTAL BRADNOCK | TEAM LEADER 

With 10 years industry experience Krystal has been involved in all elements of the industry from event conception, planning, budgeting, procurement, documentation through to the hands-on running of the tour. Krystal has looked after groups both big and small to numerous events including Bledisloe Cups, End of Year Tours, Rugby World Cup, Sevens, Netball World Cup, Motor Racing and even some horse racing!

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 is not working, Krystal enjoys getting outside on all kinds of adventures or drinking coffee in one of Wellington's 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. 

In his spare time, Mark is kept busy with his 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. Nicky loves a challenge and enjoys picking up the phone for a good chat with everyone from suppliers to clients. Nicky leads our inbound travel division and manages various sporting tours all around 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 in 2015 where she impressed us so much we could not let her leave! Sammie was brought into our Sports & Events Team as a Tour Consultant right away and has gone from strength to strength since.

Her positive attitude, outgoing personality and enthusiasm have brought a real sense of fun and lightheartedness to the BCD Sports family. 

Outside of the office Sammie, likes spending quality time with her family as well as socialising with friends and enjoying life.

CHRISTINE WESTERBY | TOUR 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 of 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, wellbeing and all of the delicious finer things in life. 

marg white | TOUR COORDINATOR

Marg’s career began in 1985 at the Government Tourist Bureau, before moving on to a Retail Travel Agency.  Marg then travelled around Australia and the UK being employed in the UK by the Hong Kong Tourist Association, using this time to travel extensively throughout England and Europe.  Marg returned to New Zealand in 1991 and worked in the airline industry before starting her long career with Williment in 1995. Working alongside Duncan Garvie and Ross Jamieson.  Marg worked as a Project Manager in the Sports Team assisting with the planning, costing, securing of hotels & airlines etc through to the tour leading of both large and small tours.  Marg has worked on a number of the Rugby World Cup projects from 1995, most recently with the Official Accommodation Bank for the Rugby World Cup 2011.  Marg is extremely flexible in the office, taking on various roles as needed.  She brings an extensive array of experience, is a positive and friendly person and enjoys a good laugh.  Marg and her husband are kept extremely busy with their four gorgeous children. Marg does make time to allow herself the odd cheeky Chardonnay!  Marg loves to travel and is a frequent visitor to the Bay of Plenty where her family live. 

dan henton | TOUR COORDINATOR / leisure consultant

Dan has been in the travel industry for over 17 years starting in Spain as an Overseas Representative for Cosmos Holidays.  Since then he has gone on to many varied roles within the travel industry, as a Travel Agent for Thomas Cook and Cabin Crew for British Midland before making his travels to New Zealand.  Dan then joined Flight Centre New Zealand and went on to do many things from Travel Consultant to Support and Training, he also worked as an Account Manager for Qantas.

In his spare time Dan loves sport, the great outdoors and travelling.