Our mission is to support Australia’s leading universities with technology that gives them all the tools they need to manage travel no matter where their people are going and how they are getting there.
Our technology is accessible university-wide, simple to use, delivers complete transparency over traveller movements and expenditure, and promote increased environmental awareness.
We are a team of passionate, friendly and diverse people that are focused on delivering outstanding products and services to our customers.
My first travel job over 20 years ago was with Flight Centre making travel bookings for Melbournians looking to escape a harsh winter. It didn’t take long to work out booking travel wasn’t my forte and I moved into a sales role selling corporate travel solutions. A couple of years later, I joined HRG to work with a team of client managers who were responsible for ensuring our travel management services were meeting the needs of our customers.
After spending far too much time away from a young family, I decided to throw away the corporate life to consult. This gave me the opportunity to work with organisations to help them build better travel programs. For the next twelve years, I worked for fourteen universities, the Australian and NSW Governments and several large corporate enterprises within the telecommunications, banking, logistics, retail, mining and energy sectors.
It was during this time, I developed a web based reporting platform called Travel Analytics. The aim was to provide my customers with access to accurate easy-to-digest data. The concept gained momentum, and before I knew it, I went from hacking up online spreadsheets to a team of developers working on a fully integrated cloud platform that provided fully interactive reporting dashboards to over 2,500 organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Despite working on Travel Analytics for several years, my passion for developing better travel platforms never waned. Most corporate travel programs are bolted together; approval workflows, booking platforms, payment processes, expense management, and reporting solutions all individual components of an organisation’s travel solution. This creates silos, issues with transparency, bad data outcomes, and in most cases, terrible user engagement. Very few organisations manage to get it right, and those that do, need to allocate significant resources to make it all work.
In today’s environment, more and more travel is managed outside traditional travel booking platforms. We cannot ignore this trend especially given the growing need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people travelling at home and in other parts of the world. Travel has changed and it will continue to do so.
Nutrip is a collaborative effort between our customers and our team of Australian based developers. It’s designed to solve the problems organisations have with their travel programs. Nutrip is a formidable product which improves with every release. If you are looking for a new outlook for your organisation’s travel, then get in touch and we will show you how well it can be done.
I have had the opportunity to travel for business across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia for the last 20 years. In business, there is no substitute for quality face-to-face human interaction, but business travel is a pain to organise, execute, and expense. There is bureaucracy, policies, approvals, budgets, travel agents, paper receipts and laborious expense reporting systems … And after that has been done, many organisations don’t understand where all the money went and managers feel powerless to improve things.
So many industries are transforming their businesses digitally, and I have been close to the electric revolution that’s currently happening in Automotive. To succeed in this new world, car companies will still need compelling product, but a new set of leaders will be determined by the total customer experience which will include items such as recharging solutions, over-the-air-updates, fixed-price online retail models, prolonged service intervals, and big-data beamed from the car to the enterprise and back again.
Business travel is also transforming rapidly, but while there is a wide of range booking tools (the compelling product part), there is an opportunity to harness the bigger implications of this digital change in the customer experience space. Nutrip is borne from challenging the existing industry assumptions and putting the customer experience first – both organisational customers and travellers. Nutrip is one central platform for everything travel in an organisation and the simple user experience facilitates better control over the travel program and also happier travellers.
Throughout my career, I have been passionate about providing innovative and transformative solutions to legacy problems. Nutrip is one of those solutions that will change the way that organisations manage their travel. My experience in driving growth across geographies and cultures with global automotive brands will help us in scaling up Nutrip in the coming years. Please feel free to reach out to me for more information or a demonstration, as we would be happy to show you how much better Nutrip makes business travel management.