The success of Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris is down to its strongly motivated team members. Everyone involved has a true passion for the travel industry and enjoys the satisfaction of giving excellent service. “It is through clear communication, focussed goals, good teamwork, and living by the company core values, that we have built a strong foundation and grown into the strong and successful team that we are,” says Glenn McKeag, CEO of the company.
With a team of nearly 100 employees, Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has some key travel industry figures who manage its operations:
Glenn McKeag – CEO
Glenn McKeag is a well-known figure in the travel industry, and has spent his life involved in it. He heads up Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris and is also sales manager for North America and Australasia. He has been in the travel industry (and with Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris!) for over 30 years.
Giorgi Vass – COO
Having been in the travel industry for the past 23 years, living and working in Italy and the UK for some years, her heart always yearned to be back in Cape Town selling South Africa to people around the globe. Giorgi ensures that the day-to-day operations run smoothly.
Chris Chibaduki – Product and Contracting Manager
Chris is the product and contracting manager, and is responsible for contracting, loading and maintenance of all rates, product updates and supplier relationships. He is also the operations manager for India.
André Barnard Jnr – General Manager: Sales
Having grown up in Namibia, André Jnr joined Springbok Atlas Namibia in 2003 and has been based in the Cape Town head office and working as General Manager: Sales for UK and Europe since early 2015.
Heading up the different divisions that understand and focus on their own core markets:
Dudu Gumede – UK and Europe
Nicole O’Connor – USA and Australia
Patricia Fourie – USA and Australia Tour Series
A small team focussed on special events:
Christelle De Beer – Project Manager
Liesel FitzHerbert – Project Manager
Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris has a dedicated team of international representatives and a GSA based in South America.
Kathryn Monaco – Sales Manager, North America (Primary Sales Consulting)
Lionel Vas – General Manager Sales: India
Greg Young – Sales Representative: UK and Ireland (Fork Marketing)
Patrizia Olivadi – Sales Representative: Italy (Sublime Representation & Marketing)
Ted Bussi – GSA South America (TMC Viagens)