Managing Director, Asia Pacific
With a great passion for the online travel & distribution industry, Christine has gained over 25 years of leadership experience in this industry. She builds and maintains solid, effective client relationships and has garnered a successful track record in assisting organisations position themselves profitably in this ever-changing technological environment.
Her motivation is derived from her sense of purpose which is to continuously boost confidence and build a strong tribe within the organisation. She builds high performing teams by providing clear directions, fostering collaboration and challenging status quo. She believes that when teams are connected and empowered, they will take ownership and lead the change, to propel the organisation forward.
Christine leads the D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions Asia team as Managing Director, Asia Pacific.
Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Duncan is a digital marketer and a revenue management strategist with approximately 12 years of hospitality experience in Australia and the UK. Throughout that time, he has actively gained up to the minute knowledge in the hospitality world and continuously engages with new and existing clients to grow their business. He now oversees the Australia & New Zealand markets for D-EDGE Hospitality Solutions.
Business Manager & Regional Product Lead, Travel Vertical Search APAC
Malte Jess is a Business Manager for Hotel Ads in APAC at Google Singapore. His work focuses on collaborating with Hotel Ads Advertising Partners across APAC as well as identifying and driving APAC specific product needs.
Before joining Google, Malte accomplished a Master of Science in International Management at Tsinghua University (China) and Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands).
Area Vice President, Asia Pacifc
Rachel Grier is the Area Vice President, Asia Pacific for IDeaS – A SAS COMPANY, responsible for growing IDeaS Asia business and enhancing the company’s leading brand reputation in the dynamic Asian hospitality sector.
Rachel possesses a combination of successful leadership experiences in enterprise software and hospitality sales and marketing. With more than two decades of experience, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.
She was previously the Senior Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions.
Regional Director of Sales, Asia Pacific
Low Eng Leong has a long track record of a successful sales career with D-EDGE. His success of implementing new strategies for breaking into new markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia lead to one of the key milestones for the company. Eng Leong is progressing into a more challenging role of mentoring the Sales and Accounts team so as to drive new business and incremental revenue.
With 20 years’ experience in the tourism industry, Ivan is a seasoned hospitality professional. He first started to work with SE Asia in 2006 before moving permanently to Bangkok in 2010. Since then, he has been leading various projects in the travel sector in APAC, both offline and online. In 2017, Ivan joined The Hotels Network to head up sales in APAC. His role involves working closely with hoteliers to optimise website conversion and increase both direct bookings and ADR.
Founder & CEO
Tourism entrepreneur, Brad Illich, founded NewBook on the Gold Coast in 2010. After founding Xtreme, his first business, Brad discovered his passion for innovation and the positive impact technology has in business. He used the knowledge and experience he gained managing two accommodation businesses to build NewBook; a comprehensive property management system that is now transforming thousands of businesses globally.
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