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 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.
Kelly is now in her 14th year with the Flight Centre Travel Group. Having held various roles in risk management and procurement, Kelly is now a member of the company secretariat team, involved in governance and regulatory compliance. Kelly was appointed to the role of Flight Centre Foundation secretary in January of 2015 and is loving her involvement with the FCF Board and its members along with supporting the excellent FCF initiatives.
Sue retired in 2017 after a 30 year career in Flight Centre. Having worked in numerous senior leadership roles in Australia, Canada, NZ and USA during her time at Flight Centre. Sue’s major hobby since retiring is travelling. She is a big fan of active holidays and has been fortunate to do some beautiful hiking in many parts of the world. These days Sue is exploring her own backyard in Queensland. In between travels, she cares for her elderly mother and spends time with family. Sue enjoys being on the Foundation and the connection it gives to Flight Centre. Sue says, “I really appreciate all the opportunities that Flight Centre gave me and the lifelong friendships I made along the way”.
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.
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.