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New Senior Appointment Launches Consultancy in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Sydney, Australia – FESTIVE ROAD, the world’s leading travel and meetings engagement consultancy, has announced the growth of the organization into Asia Pacific with the appointment of a senior travel management leader in the region.

Mike Orchard, formerly the Global Head of Corporate Travel and Card at Macquarie Group in Sydney, will join FESTIVE ROAD to lead development of the business in the Asia Pacific region across both the buy and supply community. He previously held the roles of VP Global Supplier Management at Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Singapore and head of CWT Solutions Group Asia Pacific. Prior to that he spent five years leading HRG Consulting in the UK.

Managing partner Paul Tilstone said of the appointment, ”Mike is exactly what we look for in new Roaders. He understands both sides, buy and supply, and has a deep knowledge, broad network and immense credibility. Most of our customers operate globally, so it’s important we can match their increasing demand with talented industry leaders and representation in the world’s largest growth markets.”

Mike Orchard said, “The FESTIVE ROAD team is an amazing group of talented and experienced individuals whom I have respected as industry agenda setters for several years. I am thrilled to join the team; to bring the FESTIVE ROAD services to clients in Asia Pacific and to contribute my own experience, ideas and passions for corporate travel into FESTIVE ROAD. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing and arguably most dynamic corporate travel market in the world. Buyers and suppliers will greatly benefit from FESTIVE ROAD’s services as they look to take advantage of the opportunities across Asia Pacific.”

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