Our leadership team

Christopher Airey, CEO of Diversity Travel

Christopher Airey

Chief Executive Officer

Christopher has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years. As a founder of Diversity Travel, Christopher leads the Senior Management Team to ensure Diversity Travel continues to provide outstanding levels of service and value for money to its charity and university clients.

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Sam Whittle

Chief Commercial Officer

Sam joined Diversity Travel with over 25 years experience in the industry, 10 within the not-for-profit sector. Leading our global customer engagement strategy, Sam is focused on new and existing customer relationships, from the initial contact with our Business Partners, implementation of the partnership, service and ongoing success and management of their travel programme.

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Eddie Shaw

Chief Financial Officer

Eddie is a highly experienced senior finance professional, who having graduated from the University of Manchester, has held executive positions in the telecomms and logistics industries. Eddie helps deliver the strategy of the finance function and brings a finance viewpoint and business acumen gained from his experience of different industries and company sizes to help the board steer Diversity Travel to the next stage of its very exciting journey.

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Stu Booy

Chief Operating Officer

Stu brings 25 years of leadership in customer roles having worked for such companies as STA Travel, The Monarch Group and most recently as Customer Operations Director for Hoseasons and Cottages.com parent, Awaze.

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Jen Herbert

Director of Operations - UK & Global

Jen is responsible for UK & Global Operations, and oversees reservations, rail and ticketing with our London and Manchester locations. With 10 years’ experience in the travel industry, Jen brings a wealth of experience within the not for profit sector, and in her personal life is committed to the third sector, currently holding various volunteer positions.

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David Coe

Sales Director

David leads Diversity Travel’s New Business team, bringing over 11 years of travel and aviation industry experience to the organization, and helps consult with our clients to deliver the best results. He has worked in the specialist INGO travel sector for over 5 years and previously in the aircraft charter sector working with government and humanitarian organisations.

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Jo Strange

Global Director of Account Management

Jo has 18 years’ experience in business travel management, most recently in the not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about delivering industry leading customer service and account management expertise and will assist our customers to navigate through complex travel requirements and duty of care expectations increased in the current environment. Jo leads the account management and implementation teams to ensure travel programmes maximise their value and drive on contract, therefore visible, reportable spend.

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Kate Erskine

Head of Diversity Study Trips

Kate leads our Academic Student groups provision bringing over 13 years of experience in educational travel. She is proud to be leading a team of specialist travel experts who are passionate in creating bespoke, activity packed travel itineraries to help students cement their learning in exciting ways.

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Chris Culpin

Head of UK Account Management

Chris joined Diversity Travel with nearly 20 years travel industry experience, with the last decade being in the not for profit and academic sectors. Throughout Chris’ account management career, he has always been passionate about delivering world class customer service and a consultative/collaborative approach to account management; supporting clients and adding value so they can continue to carry out the vital aid and research projects across the globe has been and remains a focus.

Louise Woolridge

Louise Woolridge

Head of People & Organisational Development

With over 20 years of Human Resources experience, Louise leads our People Relations, Talent Acquisition and Learning, Development & Culture teams. Through our People and Organisational Development strategy, Louise influences and enables the continued success of our business and our people.

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We’re always looking for customer-focused individuals with a can-do attitude to join our team. We work with some of the world’s largest charities, academic institutions and NGOs who carry out vital projects in some of the most challenging and changeable environments on the globe. 

To continue to deliver the exceptional standard that our clients rely upon, we require team members who are tenacious, adaptable and driven to surpass the expectations of our clients. If you're passionate about travel and want to help our clients undertake their work, we’d love to talk to you!

Current Opportunities