CTM leader wins Women in Travel Award

Corporate Travel Management’s Birgit Patenall was last night recognised for her invaluable contribution to the travel industry through excellence, leadership and innovation.

As CTM’s Head of Client Management – Western Australia, Birgit won the Corporate category at Travel Weekly’s Women in Travel Awards held at Darling Island, Sydney.

The award recognises women in the travel industry who achieve success in their role, display strong leadership qualities and actively support more females being placed in senior positions.

Birgit was one of four inspiring CTM leaders shortlisted for this year’s award, including Sarah Tauri (Queensland), Susan Connor (Victoria), and 2016 winner, Cherie Drummond (New South Wales).

CTM Chief Executive Officer Australia & New Zealand, Laura Ruffles, congratulated Birgit for her win, and said the efforts of the four finalists highlighted CTM’s commitment to encouraging women to pursue leadership opportunities.

“To have four exceptional nominees from across the country is a testament to the number of talented women we have in the organisation,” Laura said.

Travel Weekly received hundreds of applications for the Women in Travel Awards across 18 categories, from chief executives to new starters. The winners were selected by a panel of top executives.

About the Women in Travel Awards

Commencing in 2016, this program recognises exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation and courage to their industry.

About Corporate Travel Management (CTM)

CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative, cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalised service excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return on investment to customers. Headquartered in Australia, the company employs more than 2,200 staff globally. The CTM network provides local service solutions in more than 70 countries globally.