WendyVL_APX_IH_0394_landscape.jpgWendy van Lieshout

General Manager

Hi, I’m Wendy and I’ve been heading up the team here since 2017. Although relatively new to APX, my almost 20 years’ experience in senior management in both retail and corporate travel has given me an excellent understanding of what drives a business to succeed and how we can help. I count myself pretty lucky to not only have some of the best people in the industry as part of my team, but to also have the backing of our parent company Helloworld - a global travel distribution powerhouse.  My biggest motivator - working with my team to ensure our customers only experience the good side of business travel.

Wendy sits on the Board of Directors of the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ)

#FavAPXValue 
A culture of innovation and excellence - if that underpins everything we do, then we’ll make our customers happy, and we’ll be happy making our customers happy.  Everything else will follow... 

#FavDestination
Fiji!  With 2 young kids, you can’t beat the same time zone, decent flight times and being round the pool by lunchtime.  Reliable hot weather, warm ocean, plenty to keep us all busy (or not) - it’s just good for the soul.  Favourite spot in Fiji has to be VOMO Island.

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
A collapsible sports bag that zips down to almost nothing - you never know when you might do some unplanned shopping, or have wet gear from the last few hours around the pool.


MargotD_APX_IH_0063_landscape.jpgMargot Dow

Head of Government and Defence

Hi, I’m Margot and I’m based in our wonderful capital, Wellington. With over 34 years of experience in the travel industry, my key focus over the last 18 years has been working in the NZ Government and Defence space. I currently head up the APX Government Division - a challenging and dynamic environment where relationships, service delivery, trust and a collaborative approach are critical to our joint success. 

#FavAPXValue
Belonging - APX is not a job to me, it’s a place I belong. I really enjoy working alongside talented and passionate individuals who feel the same way and inspire me every day.

#FavDestination
Italy 

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
Paper and a pencil - I’m a prolific list maker and part time doodler!


RebeccaF_APX_IH_0308_landscape.jpgRebecca Farmiloe

Finance Partner 

Hi I’m Rebecca the Finance Partner for APX. I started out as an auditor on my path to becoming a Chartered Accountant and moved into travel when I qualified.  My first role in travel ignited my ongoing passion for the industry and I’ve since spent the past 12 years working across various travel companies and hotels. I’m a firm believer that finance is more than just numbers, so the key part of my title for me is “Partner”. My focus is using the numbers to work with the business to help make decisions and improvements for stakeholders and customers alike that drives results.

#FavAPXValue
To put team before self – organisations can’t succeed based on a sole person, we need a team to support, contribute and add value to the business.

#FavDestination
Thailand

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
My trusty handbag sized Leatherman with pliers


MattC_APX_IH_0168_landscape.jpgMatt Chappell

Head of Sales

Hi, I’m Matt and I lead our APX sales team. Thanks to my more than 22 years in corporate travel, airline, hotel and technology organisations covering sales, commercial and account management, I bring to the role a complete understanding of the travel eco system and how different facets of the industry work together. A strong focus for me and the team going forward is solution selling, service delivery and customer satisfaction. 

#FavAPXValue
Put TEAM before self - I’ve learnt that you can’t do it all yourself and having a motivated, engaged and connected team is the key to success. Seeing team members grow as individuals and reach the goals they set themselves is hugely satisfying for me.

#FavDestination
San Francisco – such an amazing & diverse city! One of the best things to do is walk everywhere; you see so much. On our last visit we covered 112km in 5 days!! Biking the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Alcatraz are highlights too. 

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
My phone – phones aren’t just phones these days and have become a vital part of day to day life, from both a business and personal perspective.


Rachael_APX0881_landscape.jpgRachael Hampton

Head of Operations and Business Solutions 

Hi, I’m Rachael and I lead our national Consulting and Business Solutions teams. With more than 22 years in Corporate Travel Management, my passion for travel has remained unchanged, and as an experienced traveller myself, I completely understand the importance of knowledge, accuracy and efficiency in travel management – all values that I try to instil in my team.

#FavAPXValue
Create a sense of belonging

#FavTravelDestination
Aleppo in Syria - I felt like I’d been transported back in time, everything was so ancient… there’s nothing quite like a game of shish bish (Backgammon) while sipping Apple tea in a hidden courtyard in the old souq! 

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
Music in some shape or form – it has the power to energise, centre, sooth and relax.


JennyM_APX_IH_0123_landscape.jpgJenny Miller

Head of Product and Account Management 

Hi there, I’m Jenny. My career to travel took the scenic route as I started in the television industry as a documentary director, making me very good at pulling together a project from scratch and turning a discovery process into a compelling story. Eight years ago, I moved into Corporate Travel Account Management and gained even more valuable experience in managing a range of accounts and complexities. Today, I’m thrilled to be using all these skills as I lead my team towards building a world class TMC – and the best one in New Zealand. 

#FavAPXValue
Belonging - becausewe’re wired to belong and it gives people a sense of security. From there; anything is possible! 

#FavTravelDestination
I’ve got two actually - Italy and Cuba!

#NeverLeaveHomeWithout
A bottle of water