David Coombes

Managing Director

Flight Centre NZ

'Coombsey', as Dave is affectionately known, started his career with Flight Centre Travel Group almost 18 years ago as a retail travel expert in Brisbane, Australia. Since then he has progressed through the company spending time in various divisions within retail, ticketing and product. In early 2016 Dave moved to New Zealand, stepping into the role of Managing Director, moving from the United States where he was Senior Vice President Product. Today, Flight Centre NZ operate 12 brands with turnover approaching NZD$1.5 billion. The company employs more than 1,200 people and is a recipient of the IBM Best Workplaces Ten-Year League awarded for a noteworthy demonstration of sustained workplace excellence. As the leading travel retailer in the country they play an active role in both the leisure and corporate sectors of the industry.