Group Managing Director – World Travel Centre / Selective Travel Management
As Group Managing Director, Aidan has overall responsibility for managing and maintaining the success of our operations.
He is hands-on and has a keen interest in Technology, Innovation and driving our growth and expansion through new
business wins, product development and acquisitions.
He is passionate about having both the right Culture and Strategy for WTC Group and our people.
Prior the joining WTC Group in 2010, Aidan was Group CEO of USIT Ireland and started his career
in the travel industry as Finance Director of Club Travel Ltd. He qualified as an accountant
in KPMG and holds a diploma in Company Direction.
Managing Director for Selective Travel Management
Keith has overall responsibility for Corporate Travel. He is challenged with growing and organising the business through leadership, structure and innovation. He is hands-on and possesses the energy to drive his people through Teamwork and is committed to People Management.
He is passionate about the Selective brand and recent success includes contract award of a Framework Agreement within the University sector worth upwards of £100 million. Throughout the previous four years he has strengthened the brand locally and has created a strong awareness within the GB market. He has grown the people extensively and currently employs upwards of 60 corporate travel booking staff. He is actively involved in the business and his strength lies in driving sales, account management, operations, contract negotiation and technology. He has implemented a Quality Management System, securing accreditation of the ISO: 9001 Quality trademark and is working with Management to secure recognition within Investors in People.
Keith holds a BA Hons Finance Degree, Post graduate in Management specialising in Leadership and is a qualified Accountant.
Group IT Director
Adrian has overall responsibility for IT development in WTC Group. Based on 3 foundations: a finance background, self-taught IT skills & vast travel industry knowledge, he has designed and developed an all encompassing framework for WTC.
His technology has driven growth and efficiency in all aspects of the business and has allowed our business volumes to treble in recent years.
He is recognised as having unrivalled knowledge of global distributions systems and has written our fares distribution solution, booking system, front & back office systems and much more. Data security and reliability are core principals on which his work is based.
He represents WTC on the Technical Working Group of Travel Solutions International.
Adrian is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and joined World Travel Centre in 1994 soon after qualification.
Ange is the General Manager of Selective Travel Management, she has been in the travel industry for 20 years. She is responsible for the daily operations on the floor and our People Management strategy.
She is passionate about driving our values through every part of our organisation to achieve our vision.
Ange has a positive attitude to work and has a leading role in ensuring this culture is delivered throughout the company internally and with our clients externally.
She was pivotal in gaining our Investors in People accreditation and is continually looking for ways to improve our excellence for the company and our people.
Ange joined Selective Travel Management in September 2014 as a team leader within the corporate division. She was promoted to General Manager in March 2016 and has seen significant growth within the company from people and clients alike as we now sit with over 100 staff and are still growing.
Group Finance Manager
In her position as Group Finance Manager, Donna has overall responsibility for all managing, preserving and strategically improving the financial structure of the WTC Group.
Donna has a pro-active and collaborative approach to finance, with a focus on improving the efficiency of the operational process. She has a keen interest in technology and ensures it plays an integral role to optimising our dynamic capabilities and driving efficiencies to ensure value creation.
Donna has extensive knowledge in Human Resources and additionally undertakes this function in our Dublin Division.
Donna is a qualified Certified Chartered Accountant, a member of ACCA and actively partakes in continuous development.
Prior the joining WTC Group in 2016, Donna was the Financial Controller of the Schools Division for the Real Experience Group.
Group IT Operations Manager
Keith has overall responsibility for IT Operations within the World Travel Centre Group, encompassing areas such as in-house technical support, network operations and security.
He began his career in the travel industry as a software developer with Club Travel Limited, where he developed a number of cutting-edge B2C and B2B applications, before moving on to USIT Ireland Limited where he became Head of I.T., broadening the scope of his role to include both the development and IT operations spheres. Keith joined the WTC Group in his current role in 2014.
Keith has a particular interest in the areas of network security, virtualisation, business process re-engineering and unified communications. He has a keen focus on enabling efficiencies through I.T. processes and on harnessing new technologies to allow our teams to continually improve our service offering to clients.
Keith holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management Information Systems) Hons degree from University College Dublin.
Business Solutions Manager
Having joined the company in 1999, Glenn has occupied various roles within the World Travel Centre Group where he has gained an unrivalled knowledge of the mechanics that keep the company moving forward. Never afraid to take on a challenge Glenn was recently the project lead on our recent GDS migration. A project that involved thorough planning, multiple stakeholders, various departments, 100+ corporate bookers and a desire to develop a bespoke GDS solution, tailored to the business’s ever changing needs. With an eye to create efficiencies across the company he will shortly be introducing an operations team to support various departments within the Group.
Glenn also oversees the day to day operations of World Travel Centre’s Consol Dept in Belfast and has implemented various new distribution channels via multiple GDS platforms to substantially grow this area of the business.
Dave is our Operations Manager in Dublin.
He has worked in almost every sector in Travel from Retail, Tour Operating, Business Travel and Global Distribution Systems.
His GDS knowledge and expertise is unrivalled in our industry.
David O Grady
Technology entrepreneur, David O Grady founded Etravel in 1997 and led it from a start-up into the top 3 travel businesses in Ireland for flights and cruises. He combines ground breaking technology with superior corporate service and competitive airfares.
David developed B2B online booking tools for WTC & Selective Travel Management that allows clients manage travel more efficiently though policies and rules, which results in cost savings. He has always put the customers needs first and found managing his own systems means fixes and changes can happen a lot quicker.
In mid-2019, Etravel merged with World Travel Centre to create the largest travel agent in Ireland. David’s new role as Operations Director in the enlarged group allows him to concentrate on his first love which is best in class, innovative technology solutions.
Managing Director- ETravel
As MD of eTravel Dave has overall responsibility of our Walkinstown office where operations include Corporate Travel, Cruise and Online Flights.
Dave is passionate about Customer Service and service delivering. His strengths lie in People management, Sales, Negotiations, Account management and Change management.
Dave has taken on senior management roles at home and abroad in Airlines, Global Distribution Company’s and now within WTC / Selective Travel Management.
Prior to joining eTravel Dave was Regional General Manager for South East Asia at Etihad Airways with overall responsibility of 6 countries.
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