Meet the Radius Travel Board of Directors

Steve Allen // CEO, Portman Travel (United Kingdom)

Steve Allen | Radius Board of Directors Chairman

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Board of Directors Officer

Steve has over 35 years of experience in the travel sector, and was appointed CEO of Portman in October 2014.

He has spent the last 12 years in the corporate sector, and also has extensive experience in leisure, having held Board level positions at Cendant, Thomson and Britannia. His career in travel started in 1980 when he joined Thomson as a graduate trainee.

Steve is very involved within the business travel industry in the UK and was elected to the Board of the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) in January 2012, and chaired the Industry Affairs Strategy Group in 2014. He was until recently a Trustee and the Treasurer for the UK's leading travel charity, The Travel Foundation.

Steve is a passionate and committed leader at Portman and a highly engaged and enthusiastic supporter of Radius.

 

Tim Fleming // COO, Travel and Transport (United States)

Michael Hare | Radius Board of Directors Chairman

Radius Travel
Board of Directors Officer

Tim joined Travel and Transport in 1982 as a travel counselor and managed a number of branch locations prior to being promoted to Vice President, Business Travel Management Services in 1995. Tim was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Client Services in 1998, to Senior Vice President, Operations and Client Services in 1999, and to Executive Vice President in 2003. He oversees sales, operations and account management for Travel and Transport. Tim was named Chief Operating Officer of Travel and Transport on January 1, 2014. Tim is also a member of Travel and Transport’s Executive Committee.

Tim is a member of Travel and Transport’s Board of Directors, and he serves on the Board of Directors of Keith M. Merrick Co., Inc., Employee Travel Specials as well as the Advisory Board for Business Travel News. Tim is also a member of the Business Travel Advisory Board (BTAB).

Tim’s education includes Morningside College in Sioux City, IA, and McConnell Travel School in Minneapolis, MN.

Shannon Hyland // President & CEO, Radius Travel (United States)

Michael Hare | RADIUS Board of Directors Chairman

Radius Travel
Board of Directors
Officer

Shannon is a 25-year travel industry expert bringing deep finance, administration, and corporate development experience to Radius Travel HQ and the entire Radius network. Shannon is focused on delivering value to the network and, in turn, helping member agencies attain their business objectives.

Shannon served as the Chief Financial Officer at Radius Travel for 4 years prior to advancing to his current role. An entrepreneur at heart, Shannon previously served as CFO of Groople, an online start-up company devoted to group travel planning. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Mark Travel Corp. and Cendant’s Galileo Americas. In addition, he served in senior finance and operations roles for America West, United and Continental airlines, as well as Amerada Hess Energy.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University. Shannon is a member of the Radius Travel Board of Directors and a member of the Travel + Leisure Business Travel Advisory Board.

Pesi Patel // Director, Cox & Kings Ltd. (India)

Pesi Patel | Radius Board of Directors Chairman

Radius Travel
Board of Directors
Chairman

Pesi Patel has been integral in developing and evaluating strategies for Cox and Kings since 1999. He is also a non-executive Director of the Board of Cox and Kings (India).

Pesi’s career began in his family’s industrial products manufacturing business. He oversaw the sales and marketing of the products and lead the division in manufacturing these products. Ultimately in 1982, Pesi gained responsibility for running the entire company. Under his leadership, the company experienced growth both structurally and financially.

Pesi holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Bombay University.

Brian Robertson // COO, Vision 2000 Travel Group (Canada)

Michael Hare | RADIUS Board of Directors Chairman

Radius Travel
Board of Directors
Secretary

Brian D. Robertson is Chief Operating Officer at Vision 2000 Travel Group Inc., Canada's Premier Travel Management Company. Brian began his travel industry career in 1978 and has held various management and executive positions within the industry. Brian is a founding partner and director of Vision 2000 Travel Group, a Radius Travel shareholder company with head offices in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Brian achieved the Global Leadership Professional (GLP) designation from the GBTA Foundation - Global Leadership Program with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds CTC and CTE designations. In addition to sitting on the Board of Radius, Brian is a member (and previous board member) of the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors (CITC), the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, SKAL International.

Grant Wilson // Chairman, CT Partners (Australia)

Michael Hare | RADIUS Board of Directors Chairman

Radius Travel
Board of Directors
Treasurer

Grant brings a mix of Asia Pacific finance, general management and travel experience to Radius Travel's Board of Directors. Based in Sydney, Grant is joint managing director of TravelEdge, a corporate travel company he co-founded in 2000, and is Chairman of CT Partners, Radius' Australian agency partner. Grant spent many years with the Barclays Bank Group, principally in investment banking in Australia and the UK, before joining Qantas in 1995. At Qantas, Grant had responsibility for the airline’s corporate finance activities including outsourcing, business acquisitions and divestments.

Grant is a statistician by training and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded a scholarship in Public Policy. Grant is married with 3 children.