DRIVE & RAIL WINNER
A veteran, role-model and life-long learner, Kate Meldrum is a leader of one of the largest tourism businesses in the world, and a fighter for women in leadership roles. In a role that spans 10 Australian locations, with more than 200 employees servicing around 80,000 travellers per year, she was directly responsible for steering Tourism Holdings Australia into the driver’s seat at The Australian Business Awards – with her company awarded Employer of Choice in 2018.
Under Meldrum, the Australian business has delivered stand out financial results and increased customer satisfaction scores, with more than 20 per cent growth in two years, and staff engagement scores of more than 80 per cent. She’s also led the way in developing sustainable business strategies throughout Australasia, future-proofing the business for stakeholders by incorporating new technologies.