UPFRONT Jet-set exec

Brian Weatherly, CEO of Software of Excellence, may be no stranger to international travel but he’s just won chance to up the style. Weatherly took out the big prize in Lufthansa’s recent competition in which support staff were asked why their boss deserves to win luxury flights to and within Europe.
Weatherly wins Lufthansa business class return ticket from New Zealand to Europe (he gets to choose from over 100 cities) and one journey within Germany on Lufthansa private jet.
Corina Paterson, the executive personal assistant who nominated Weatherly for the prize, wins local travel experience of her own: return flights for two to Taupo, rental car, and two nights for two at Taupo’s Huka Lodge including full breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails and five-course dinners.
Paterson wrote: “During the past 18 month that I have worked alongside Brian, he has given me the opportunity to be totally immersed to gain an indepth knowledge of the business – first experience for me. He has also been actively encouraging my personal development. Brian is hardworking and dedicated to our staff and company. He is always available to listen to staff and ready to give praise for work well done. His regular company travels allow him no time to relax so personal trip to Europe would be just the tonic he needs to recharge himself for the year ahead.”
Sarah Havard, Lufthansa’s general manager New Zealand & Pacific Islands, says Weatherly could be one of the first New Zealanders to travel on the Lufthansa private jet “although the airline is fielding growing number of enquiries from New Zealanders around events like the Rugby World Cup and the America’s Cup”.
Brian Weatherly will be interviewed on his views on management, corporate governance and business in the May issue of Management magazine’s sister publication The Director.

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