Team Members Profile

Ashleigh Williams

Senior Travel Consultant

Ashleigh has been with Meridian Travel since March 2010. She has recently fulfilled her dream of travelling to New York, the city that never sleeps. Ashleigh doesn’t have any particular favourite destination as everywhere she has travelled to has offered her something unique & wonderful.

Ashleigh has travelled extensively around Australia, to India, central Europe, Fiji and most recently the USA & Canada.

She has a strong background in customer service and is happy to do all she can to ensure your holiday is a memorable one.

Kelli Fisher

Senior Travel Consultant

With 20 years experience in travel, Kelli has just returned to the industry after having children. With 3 daughters now at school, Kelli can return to her love of working in travel. From overland travel through Africa including Gorilla trekking and white water rafting down the Zambezi, to Cruising on the QE2, her many travel experiences are invaluable when helping plan her client’s holidays. A family trip to Italy and France is high on Kelli’s travel list.

Whilst offering high standards of customer service, Kelli’s travels have taken her to the UK, Europe, Africa, USA, Canada, Asia, Fiji, and Tahiti.

She looks forward to helping you with your next holiday.

Sharon Seddon

Senior Travel Consultant

Sharon has worked in the travel industry since 2010 and during this time has travelled to some amazing destinations.

Sharon loves travelling throughout South East Asia and has been lucky enough to have a range of wonderful experiences from cruising Halong Bay and eating tarantulas in Cambodia to soaking up the sun in Thailand.

One of Sharon’s most memorable travel experiences is travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer through Canada and watching wild bears in their natural habitat.

Some of Sharon’s travelling experiences so far include the South Pacific, Canada, South East Asia, Auckland New Zealand, P&O and Princess Cruises, Hawaii and Californian coast.

Sharon prides herself on her attention to detail and tailor making itineraries to best suit all of her clients whether they are new or existing to create memorable holidays.

Next on Sharon’s bucket list is Central and South America, she would love to one day experience its natural beauty and colourful markets and people.

Jedda Doidge

Senior Travel Consultant

Jedda has been in the travel industry for 6 years and during that time has been to number of amazing places! Her favourite experiences so far have been seeing Machu Picchu from the top of the sun gate, camping in Kruger National Park and seeing beautiful orang-utans in their natural environment in Sabah.

Jedda’s travel experince includes travelling through Europe, The west coast of America, Peru in South America, South Africa, South East Asia and the South Pacific. There are still a number of places left on her bucket list to tick off!! At the top of Jedda’s list is to travel more extensively through South America and Africa….as she feels she has only just touched on each of them.

Jacki MacWilliams

Office Mngr/Snr Corporate Consultant

In 2001 Jacki’s career began as a junior retail consultant, since then she has gained extensive knowledge and experience in both corporate and retail travel.

Joining us from American Express, Jacki provides an innovative and proactive approach allowing her to produce multiple options and complex itineraries to meet your specific travel requirements.

Jacki prides herself on exceptional customer service allowing her to develop strong relationships with the travellers, understanding and knowing their needs before they do.

Some recent travel highlights include a Coral Princess Cruise and a once in a lifetime Hurtigruten Arctic Circle voyage in Norway where she experienced the northern lights, dog sledding and an ice hotel. Her favourite destinations include Canada, USA and South East Asia.

Angela Rowsthorn

Business Development Manager

Angela’s travel industry career began in 1996 as a corporate consultant with American Express. Originally from England, she moved to Australia at the end of 2004, settling in her favourite city, Melbourne.

She began working for Voyager Travel, where various leadership roles led her to manage the Telstra account. Angela brings to Meridian Travel, a unique combination of operational and account management experience.

As your personal account manager, Angela specialises in developing strategic plans to manage your travel needs, leading to increased travel savings. She will implement policies that will help streamline your travel processes and will work closely with supplier relations to deliver the most competitive airfares, hotel and car rates.

Angela’s goal is to provide cost improvement solutions, build strong relationships and deliver a focused and dedicated account management service.

To speak with Angela: angela@meridiantravel.com.au

Kirsty Eccles

Director

Kirsty has been working in the travel industry since 1998 and has a broad knowledge of various destinations. She describes her most memorable travel experience to date as being fortunate enough to have attended the unveiling of Virgin Galactic’s Whitenight II & Spaceship II design’s in NYC. Whilst there Kirsty was lucky enough to meet Sir Richard Branson and apart from NYC being her favorite city in the world, those who attended the launch were treated like royalty. During the launch Kirsty had the chance to ride in a Centrifuge, which is a simulated spaceship. The experience was exhilarating and one she will never forget.

Other travel highlights for Kirsty include experiencing New Year’s Eve in Times Square, elephant trekking in India and soaking up the sun in Jamaica!

Kirsty’s first love is her family, husband Paul, daughter Olivia and son, Riley. Her family would be on the top of her list when chosing her dream destination and she hopes to one day travel with them to the Greek Islands and enjoy the beauty in this part of the world.

Jodie Quick

Director

Jodie has been in the travel industry since she bought Meridian Travel with her sister Kirsty back in 2005.

Jodie and her family enjoy travelling to Bali annually. They travel there with friends and have fine-tuned the shopping hotspots and eateries. Not surprisingly Jodie’s favourite things to do outside of the office are shopping, family time and enjoying a latte with friends.

Jodie’s dream destination would be to visit the beautiful South America, and truly experience its untouched natural beauty. It is a trip she plans to take with her husband once her children are old enough to be left at home on their own!