At Stage and Screen Travel Services, our people are the movers and shakers behind entertainment and sports travel. Most of our team members have previously worked or studied in the film, TV, music, sport or other areas of entertainment. Our leaders are among the most experienced in the industry.
Meet some of the key members of our team!
Tiz Galipo - General Manager
Tiz joined Stage as a BDM in 2007 and was promoted to National Sales Manager within a few short years. After winning some of our most prestigious accounts and expanding our niche outfit to create more operational roles, he made the natural progression to General Manager. Tiz is extremely passionate about the Stage brand, it's people and the clients.
Backstage: Culture and food, Rome and New York, style and fashion... Tiz loves it all. And he loves working at Fox Studios among the stars, even if he's lost for words when eating lunch next to Nicole and Keith.
Louisa Piggott - National Sales Manager
Louisa, our National Sales Manager is the newest addition to the team at Stage! Louisa boasts over 8 years experience in sales, working within the hospitality and media industries in both the UK and Australia for IHG, Shangri-La and Newsquest Media. Based in the UK for the last three years, Louisa was instrumental in winning high end corporate, entertainment and sporting accounts, including global media accounts into London for the 2012 Olympics for IHG.
Backstage: Louisa has a motivating and vibrant personality and you will always be able to find her due to her obsession with wearing bright colors. She's always a stand out!
Caylee Kavanagh - National Product & Marketing Manager
Caylee is our gun relationship manager for all of our suppliers and makes sure we're in the know on big industry developments. Whether it's a new hotel, a property makeover or incredible hotel deals, Caylee has the intel. Her knowledge is built on more than a decade of experience in hotel operations, sales and account management with the likes of Mirvac, Quest, The Federal Group and Ascott International. Previously one of our star Account Managers, Caylee has also looked after some of the biggest tours to hit Australia, including P!nk and Acca Dacca's Black Ice tour.
Backstage: With a penchant for both karaoke AND the dancefloor, Caylee's love of live music has quite possibly gone one step too far!
Nathaniel White – National Account Manager
Nat has more than 10 years' experience in the travel and sporting industries. This includes more than six years with Stage, where he's been around our corridors as a Travel Manager, Team Leader and Account Manager. Nat currently looks after big name clients like the Seven Network and Football Federation of Australia. Other highlights of his Stage career include working as an onsite Travel Manager for the inaugural Good Vibrations music festival.
Backstage: Nat – by his own admission - is "tragically" a devotee of Cardiff City Football Club and a founding member of Bluebirds Downunder (the Australian branch of Cardiff's supporters' club). His passion even landed him on the SBS coverage of the 2008 FA cup final.
Paul Fortuna - Financial Controller
Stage's financial controller Paul Fortuna can rock out on the dance floor just as well as he can crunch numbers. As Stage's number one bean counter Paul brings loads of experience to his new gig at Stage, having held various financial management roles with parent company, Flight Centre Limited (FCL) and few other major institutions in Victoria and the UK. Initially joining FCL as an area accountant, it didn't take long before Paul climbed the ranks to become financial controller. His passion for travel, entertainment and his keen eye for numbers have helped carve an impressive career for Paul since he graduated from uni and gained full CPA status.
Backstage: Dancing to the Salt and Peppa song 'Push It' at conference on the Gold Coast.