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Management Team


Maurice Veronique – Joint Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

An accountant by profession with an entrepreneurial spirit, Maurice Veronique left a finance director’s job in 1988 to co-found The Appointment Group (TAG) in London with John Gianquitto. He now oversees the strategy and growth of the company’s offices…

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John Gianquitto –  Joint Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

John Gianquitto cut his travel teeth with British Airways and Trinifold Travel in the early 1980s before he and Maurice Veronique founded The Appointment Group (TAG) in 1988. Though his job title reads joint-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John has a hands-on role within the company…

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Nick Stone – Group Chief Financial Officer

Nick is a Kent born but part Cape Town educated Chartered Accountant with nearly 20 years’ experience working as a Finance Director in various different industries….

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Jodie Edwards-Locke – Managing Director UK

Jodie Edwards-Locke has been entrenched in the travel industry since leaving school. In 10 years, she has ascended from an apprenticeship scheme at Lunn Poly to become a senior Director at The Appointment Group…

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Gabrielle Carr – Managing Director, USA

Gabrielle Carr – Managing Director USA

In 1999 Gabrielle Carr started her career with Stage & Screen Travel in her native Australia. Five years later she joined The Appointment Group (TAG)…

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Shane Barr – Managing Director Asia Pacific

Shane Barr is Managing Director of The Appointment Group, (TAG) Asia Pacific responsible for the strategic vision and effective operations for TAG’s entire Asia Pacific operation…

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Byron Carr – Managing Director Global Touring

Byron Carr – Group Touring Director

Following a two-year tenure with Southampton-based Uniglobe Sterling Travel, Byron Carr joined The Appointment Group (TAG) in 1996…

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Sam Robson – Group Events Director

Sam Robson has been entrenched in the events business for more than two decades, and has loved every minute. In 2012 The Appointment Group (TAG) acquired The Ultimate Event Company where she had spent 15 years…

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Natalie Walsh – Global Services Director

Natalie joined The Appointment Group (TAG) in 2000 and quickly rose through the ranks to become General Manager. In January 2013 she was promoted from Operations Director to Group Services Director…

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Daniel Price – Group Corporate Director           

Daniel Price joined The Appointment Group as a travel consultant in 2004 having previously worked for BTI UK and Mike Burton Sports Travel…

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Sonia Chaulk

Sonia Chaulk – Global 24Hours Director

Sonia is responsible for ensuring the 24Hours team can provide the expertise and assistance to minimise any impact that disruptions can cause to our client’s travel plans, whilst ensuring that the highest levels of service are always maintained by the team…

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Tika Bourne – Group Finance Director

Tika joined The Appointment Group in January 2015 as a UK Head of Finance, managing a team of 15. In January 2017 she was appointed as Group Finance Director.

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Anthony Jeynes

Anthony Jeynes – Group Operations Director UK

Anthony started working in the travel industry in 1997 and after 12 years with American Express, including a 5 year stint managing a team of over 30 agents in the South of France, returned to the UK to join The Appointment Group (TAG)…


Trevor Johnson

Trevor Johnson – Global Touring & Global Film and Media, Managing Director UK

Trevor Johnson started working in travel when he was just 18 years of age. His first position was within a modestly sized corporate agency called Manning Travel, where he serviced their insurance & financial clients.

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Shelley Brady – Global Corporate and Global Private Clients, Managing Director UK

Shelley Brady started her career in the Travel Industry whilst completing a Travel and Tourism course at Carshalton College. In 2003, she joined the corporate travel team at The Appointment Group as a Travel Executive…

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Caroline McCann – Managing Director, Global Touring US

Diana Ross, Iron Maiden, The Bee Gees and Daft Punk were only a handful of the acts that relied on Caroline McCann’s travel expertise when she worked for Platinum Travel in the 1990s…

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Julie Roberts – Managing Director New York and Atlanta

Julie Roberts started her career within travel at Hillgate Travel, based in Thames Valley, High Wycombe before making her way to London. Julie has been working at TAG for 10 years now.

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Lorraine Greig – Managing Director Los Angeles

Originally from Canada, Lorraine started her career in travel in Vancouver. Following her dream to live in California, she accepted a position with American Express Travel in Los Angeles as an Account Manager.

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