Our Team

Board and Leadership

Our Board of Directors bring a wealth of experience, guidance and governance to the Foundation, in support of our mission to build brighter futures in the communities where we work, live and travel.


Andrew Flannery

Andrew Flannery or “Flanno” as he is known, is a 15-year veteran of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) family. This experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the Flight Centre Foundation. Flanno previously held a number of executive roles including the Executive General Manager for the Australian Corporate business and FCTG’s Global Chief Financial Officer. While at Flight Centre, Flanno was an active Foundation participant. He worked to raise funds for Youngcare, Foodbank and walked the Kokoda Track to see firsthand the amazing efforts of the Kokoda Track Foundation. After Flight Centre, he took a different career path and joined later the Spicer’s Group to help establish the Spicer’s Eco-Active. This new arm of the Spicer’s Group is dedicated to creating iconic outdoor experiences that combine Spicer’s renowned relaxed luxury ethos with the Turner family’s love of the Australian bush. Now Andrew is the Chief Financial Officer at the University of Queensland (UQ) where he is responsible for providing guidance and leadership across UQ’s Finance Division, which utilises expert advice, systems and support to secure UQ's financial future. Andrew’s valuable wealth of knowledge and expertise coupled with the solid team of Board directors will continue to propel the Flight Centre Foundation on our audacious mission to build brighter futures.

Company Secretary

Tai-Leigh Steffens

Tai-Leigh has been with Flight Centre Travel Group since 2020 and over the past four years has held various roles in the business in People + Culture and most recently in FCTG’s Global Technology Business, ETS. Since starting at FCTG, Tai-Leigh has been an actively involved with the Flight Centre Foundation and is excited to cement this as Secretary. As a qualified solicitor, Tai-Leigh has an amplified interest in Governance and regulatory compliance. This, coupled with a passion for giving and fostering brighter futures led to her involvement with the Flight Centre Foundation, an opportunity she values immensely.  

Board Member

Simone Seiler

Simone has more than 24 years executive management experience in the MICA, leisure, and corporate travel sectors at FCTG, which has led her to her current role as Global General Manager of FCM Meetings and Events. In her role, Simone is passionate about working with her team to redefine corporate meeting experiences, bringing innovation and a fresh perspective to the industry.

Grounded in values of integrity, empathy, creativity and making a difference, Simone is a leader that fosters an environment conductive to both personal and professional development. She’s delighted to leverage her values and experience to support the Flight Centre Foundation in a more tangible way as a board member, helping the Foundation build brighter futures.

Board Member

Maureen Oakhill

Maureen joined Flight Centre in 1991 as an accountant and progressed throughout the finance function to the role of Global Audit Manager responsible for the integrity of a turnover of billions of dollars. Maureen then moved into the vital role of developing our finance team of the future and in 2003 was inducted to FCTG's prestigious Hall of Fame, recognising her contribution to the company. While raising her young family, Maureen became involved in many fundraising activities in her local community as a well as volunteering with physically disadvantaged children. On her recent retirement, her fundraising activities have expanded, and she now brings her wealth of expertise to the Foundation and our finances.

Board Member

Belinda Breakspear

Belinda is a partner of the prominent national law firm, McCullogh Robertson where she heads up Intellectual Property practice. She advises clients in a wide range of industries on intellectual property protection and management, the development of new brands, franchising and compliance, opposition and infringement disputes, privacy and compliance and trademark matters in Australia and internationally.

Board Member

Keith Perkins

Keith is in his 16th year with Flight Centre Travel Group and has held several senior finance roles in the business. His most recent role was Divisional CFO - Group & Asia Pacific, and more recently he has also taken on the role of CFO - Global Business Services. Keith brings extensive board experience to his position, particularly in with the group as he is also a Director on the Pedal Group (99 Bikes) Board.

FLight centre foundation leader

Suzi Borgelt

Suzi has been at FCTG for 18 years, working between retail, web support and learning and development, however spent the majority of her career working as the Area Manager for Flight Centre's 24/7 Sales Teams.

In her role as Foundation Leader, Suzi's role is to increase engagement via volunteering and workplace giving as well as building relationships with our charity networks.