Justin Montgomery, former General Manager Virgin Australia Group, has extensive experience in the travel and aviation industries spanning 23 years.
Joining Virgin Australia in August 2010, Justin was responsible for all sales and distribution channels across the current four airline brands in the Virgin group including V Australia, Virgin Australia , Polynesian Blue and Pacific Blue.
With a team of 150 people in several countries, Justin’s responsibilities included Corporate, Government, Travel Industry, Business Events & Groups and Blue holidays.
Prior to Joining Virgin Australia, Justin ran Creative Holidays for eight years. As Australia’s largest independent wholesale tour operator, and part of the Travel Corporation, Creative moved people both domestically and to more than 58 internationally destinations.
Creative Holidays won Best International Wholesaler in the National Travel Industry Awards for five consecutive years from 2005 through 2009 under Justin’s leadership.
Justin’s role with Creative also saw him work with companies in South Africa and the USA on organizational restructuring to support the Travel Corporations strategies.
Prior to running Creative Holidays Justin was General Manager, Contiki Resorts.
Contiki Resorts was a start-up joint venture company aimed at establishing youth resorts in Australia, Asia and Europe. The joint venture partners were Accor Asia Pacific Hotels, the largest hotel operator in Australia, and Contiki Holidays, the leader in youth travel for the 18-35’s.
Justin was responsible for the roll-out of hotel resorts as a brand extension for Contiki Tours. Great Keppel Island in Australia was the first of these resorts.
Justin worked with Qantas Airways/Australian airlines for 14 years, in a variety of roles ranging from: reservations, business development, national account management and product procurement & management.