Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialised in managing business travel and meetings and events, has announced the appointment of Bruce Van Der Waag as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CWT Australia and New Zealand, effective January 23, 2012.
Originally from South Africa, Bruce has worked at a number of large multinational businesses such as Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche. He has recently migrated with his family to Australia from the UK, where he worked for WH Smith PLC, London for the past 14 years.
Having held a variety of finance roles within WH Smith PLC, Bruce’s most recent role was Finance Director at WH Smith Travel Retail Ltd where he introduced a number of initiatives, including efficient cost control measures, which helped to deliver consistent profit growth over the last five years.
“Bruce brings a proven track record of success to CWT,” Peter Brady, Managing Director, CWT Australia and New Zealand explains. “We look forward to Bruce applying his extensive experience to the travel sector as we continue to drive value into everything we do at CWT”.