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We are delighted to announce the appointment of three (3) new Festive Roaders to our global travel and meetings management consultancy.

Sandra Deregoski
Helen Hodgkinson
Hannah Bodilly

Sandra Deregoski joined Festive Road as a consultant at the end of 2019 and brings additional hotel sector expertise with over 20 years’ industry experience. Her work as Director of Hotel Solutions at the HRS Group for over 10 years saw her managing global projects for multinational organizations.

Helen Hodgkinson has joined the consultancy as of January 2020 as a consultant with a remit to drive the marketing of Festive Road and provide additional payment sector expertise to clients.   She joins from Barclaycard where she has spent 19 years in travel payment product management, most recently as the Head of Travel Product for Commercial Payments.

Sandra and Helen will be based in Europe.

Hannah Bodilly has also joined Festive Road from January 2020 and will be based in Brisbane, Australia.  She brings 20 years of expertise as an International Head of Procurement to the consultancy’s operation in APAC. Hannah holds a Global Board position for CIPS and has experience as a leader in category management, strategic sourcing, relationship management & negotiation for companies like Bank of Queensland, Ford and Macquarie.

Managing partner Paul Tilstone said of the appointments, “We continue to attract talented people with the right combination of knowledge and personality to our team. These three consultants will add immeasurably to our “hive mind”, driving fantastic value to our growing client base across both the buyer and supplier sides of the travel and meetings industry.”

Sandra, Helen and Hannah had this to say about their appointments;

“To become part of the leading consultancy in our sector and get involved in exciting projects so early on has been brilliant. I’m looking forward to a really interesting time with the Festive Road team.” Sandra Deregoski

I am very excited to be joining the group of bright minds at Festive Road to support the growth of their successful consultancy and to share my specialist knowledge in payments to support buyers and suppliers with their future strategies.” Helen Hodgkinson

“I’m so happy to become part of Festive Road. It’s a great team of people and I am looking forward to linking back up with long-lost friends across the travel industry.” Hannah Bodilly


FESTIVE ROAD is on a mission for better business travel and meetings management. Headed by business travel thought leaders Paul Tilstone and Caroline Strachan, together with their network of international Roaders, they provide strategy, sourcing and delivery services to the buyer community and strategy, marketing and delivery services to the supplier community. The FESTIVE ROAD team has been recognised multiple times in prominent industry leader lists and industry awards as leading lights in the global business travel market since 2007.


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