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Onboard for Success: David Padman joins CT Connections

By 15 May 2024June 26th, 2024No Comments

CT Connections welcomes it’s newest Regional General Manager.

CT Connections is thrilled to announce the appointment of their second Regional General Manager, David Padman, who will oversee operations in VIC, NSW and SA. This follows the appointment of Craig Southee as RGM QLD and WA earlier this year.  In his role, David will provide enhanced support for autonomous, flexible and faster decision-making on behalf of our valued employees and clients. David will also lead Supplier Relations for the Connections Travel Group. 

The highly accomplished executive joins the group with over 30 years of experience across the travel industry. Before joining CT Connections, David’s extensive career included key positions across corporate and agency networks, and the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA), where he served as a Board Member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), now acknowledged as ATIA.

Connections Travel Group Founder, CEO & Managing Director, Gary Reichenberg says, “The appointment of a second Regional General Manager reaffirms our commitment to faster, locally based decision-making and provides better support both internally for employees and externally for clients. Leading Supplier Relations for the Group also reaffirms our focus on strengthening partnerships and optimising the supply chain. To have secured someone of David’s talent and experience is extremely exciting for our Group and bodes well for our future”

In response to his appointment, David Padman shares his excitement, saying, “I am thrilled to be joining the Connections Travel Group (CTG) and the CT Connections brand. The company’s remarkable journey of growth and service excellence has long captivated my admiration. As a challenger brand with a strong focus on cultivating a supportive “family like” culture, CTG embodies the ideal environment for personal and professional development. I look forward to contributing meaningfully to the company’s endeavours in the years ahead.”

*Pictured: David Padman, Regional General Manager – VIC, NSW & SA.

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