By KARRYON @karryontravel08 Feb 2019G Adventures has added to its Australian senior leadership team, with the appointment of Matt Drummond as Director of Sales for Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately.Matt brings over 14 years of industry experience in both wholesale and retail to the Director of Sales role and has recently celebrated his 10-year anniversary as part of the G Adventures team.For the past five years, Matt has served as National Sales Manager for G Adventures Australia and New Zealand, leading a passionate team of Global Purpose Specialists (GPSs). The collective focus of the trade sales team will continue to be to provide outreach, education and sales support for the Australian and New Zealand travel trade.Matt Drummond (right) steps up as G Adventures’ Director of Sales.“I’m excited to be working on a strategic, high-level basis with our key trade partners, as trade continues to be a key focus for our business in the Australian and New Zealand market.”Matt Drummond, G Adventures Director of Sales“In the Director of Sales role, I hope to create stronger relationships with existing partners as well as foster new relationships,” he said.“I’m incredibly proud to have been with G Adventures for the past 10 years, it’s such a purpose-driven company, and one that is committed to changing people’s lives through the power of travel.”Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Adrian Piotto, believes there is no one better suited to the Director of Sales role than Matt as he lives and breathes the G Adventures ethos.“Matt brings a wealth of knowledge with him into the role, both in regards to his industry and sales experience as well as his personal connection to the G Adventures brand,” Piotto said.“Travel advisors are pivotal to G Adventures’ company mission. Through the appointment of Matt as Director of Sales, we plan on further cementing our ongoing commitment to our valued travel trade community.”Outside of the office, Matt enjoys hiking the great outdoors, exploring the unknown and supporting his beloved Richmond Tigers. As a sports tragic, he looks forward to continue dominating his competitors at the G Adventures ping pong table at their Outpost Headquarters in Melbourne. READ: Wildcard spot announced for inspiring incentiveREAD: Tour operator’s new 2019 destinations & alleviating povertyREAD: Tour operator buys youth tour brand it “couldn’t compete” withJoin us in congratulating Matt on his new position. Other stories you may likeLAST MINUTE SEATS: Etihad Airways adds flights to London for the Easter period#travelforlife: Meet Kate Dalton, Trade Account Manager VIC/TAS of Cathay Pacific AirwaysVISIT USA arrives in SYDNEY: Check out the pics from the final expo!