Chief Executive Officer of Flight Centre Travel Group Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner will join Flight Centre co-founder Geoff Harris for the opening session at Illuminate 2018.
Graham and Geoff along with Bill James started the Flight Centre journey in 1982. After starting with one shop, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has enjoyed remarkable growth to become a $20 billion business consisting of more than 40 brands.
Appointed to the Flight Centre board in 1995, Graham has presided over a golden era of growth for FCTG. The strength of the Flight Centre global empire is a far cry from the double decker bus, Graham purchased in 1973 when he took his first steps into the travel industry, investing $1300 in an ageing bus to drive tourists around Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Geoff Harris served as an FCTG company executive until 1998 and was a non-executive director until 2008. Geoff was also an early investor in the highly successful Boost Juice business and served as the Vice President of the Hawthorn Football Club.
As the opening panel session for the Illuminate conference, Graham and Geoff will discuss the past, present and future of not only the Flight Centre Travel Group but what the future of travel might look like for the broader industry.
The Q&A with both business leaders promises an insightful and entertaining start to the day and will be moderated by Executive General Manager of FCTG’s corporate division, James Kavanagh.