Tom started his career in travel in March 1962 as an office junior consultant selling rail tickets within Australia, and has been involved in selling all facets of travel including corporate, incentive, leisure and groups ever since. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Travel and is actively involved in the industry having served on the Board of AFTA at both a Federal and State level where he held the position of Chairman for a number of years. Tom is also a past Chairman of Travelscene American Express and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Travelscene which is a subsidiary of JTG, a publicly listed company. Outside the travel industry, Tom is keenly involved in the broader community and in January 2000 was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for his services to sport and community.
David has more than 18 years experience in travel. Born and bred into a travel family, David is responsible for the company purchasing, contractual agreements, operational procedures, airline and hotel coordination and tender submissions. David looks after all the Goldman Travel consultants and personnel, including their training, welfare and the day to day operations of Goldman Travel Corporation. He meets regularly with clients to discuss travel policies and delivers them real results by improving efficiencies and reducing costs. When not drumming up business for Goldman Travel and delivering outstanding client service, he enjoys travelling, good food, social media, writing his luxury travel blog and spending time with his wife and two children.
After 20 years in the advertising and marketing game, Anthony joined Goldman Travel Corporation in late 2012 and heads up our Melbourne business, Travelcall. His expertise in business management and client relationship management is of great benefit to GTC and Travelcall Clients. Having worked with some of the best known brands and companies in Australia, Anthony understands today's corporate landscape and can structure programs to meet the needs of Clients.
Prior to joining Tom Goldman in 1983 to form Goldman Travel Corporation, Ian travelled extensively and frequently. What started as an interest became a passion and eventually an obsession and Ian has been recognised both by the industry and his clients as one of Sydney’s leading travel consultants. With a wealth of experience both as a travel agent and a traveller, “I try to turn a trip into a memorable travel experience”. Knowing where to find the best bakery in Oslo, an interesting museum in Berlin, when the Paris sales take place, an obscure National Park in USA, the best (and cheapest) dumplings in Shanghai or getting up close and personal with a tiger are typical of opportunities which make travel so exciting. Ian is also regarded as a specialist in luxury cruising and maintains a strong interest in and knowledge of fares and frequent flyer programs. Ian’s local travel is inevitably on two wheels either by motor scooter or push bike.
Lisa Borowick is a Chartered Accountant with more than 22 years experience in commerce (property development, corporate travel, recruiting and accountancy). Lisa has previously been a Director, Company Secretary and CFO for successful privately owned companies. Lisa has worked closely with Boards and CEOs. She has played a pivotal role in the development of many financially successful ventures and has strong communication ,advocacy and problem solving-skills through experience managing stakeholders, suppliers and team members.
She has strong leadership and people management skills and excellent intuition. Lisa is a strategic thinker with the ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ combined with effective business acumen. Lisa has extensive involvement with a national and international sporting association board (including roles as President and Treasurer), local environmental association and her children’s school. Lisa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Australian Institute of Management, and Taxpayers Australia. Lisa was honoured with Life Membership of Maccabi Victoria in 2006, and Inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2011.
Chris has been involved in the travel industry for 15 years in a variety of roles, both in Australia and New Zealand. His experience encompasses many years of international and domestic consulting, along with online systems, product, marketing, and agency management. When he’s not liaising with clients or running data requests, Chris is a budding Flying Trapeze aficionado, and is one of our team’s most frequent travellers, with well over 140 cities visited around the globe, and on 6 of the 7 continents.
Gail joined Goldman Travel eleven years ago as PA to the Managing Director. Today she heads our administration department and this covers Information Technology, the Accounts Department and Human Resources. She also plans, coordinates and accompanies the very successful Westfield World Retail Study Tours and has been doing so for the last six years. Gail’s interests include winter swimming, walking and classical music.