Sandra’s Wanderlust was born at 9 years of age when she watched her older brother head off on his first overseas trip. She turned to her mother and said “when I’m older, I’m going to travel!” And she has indeed kept her word. With 36 countries under her belt, Iceland being the most recent and Italy the most frequented, her next adventure will be the Camino de Santiago (bamboo straw, reusable coffee cup & stainless steel water bottle in hand).
Sandra began her FCTG career as a novice travel consultant in 1998. After her first year she took on the Assistant Team Leader’s role and 6 months later became Team Leader of the store. After 5 years in the retail selling business, Sandra realised her passion was in training and joined the Learning Centre where she trained QLD consultants for the next 8 years. Her next 3 roles with FCTG were in various FCTG product businesses including the Land & Sea Contracting team. The knowledge and experience of domestic and international product, procurement and distribution that she gained in this last role set her up for the offer of a lifetime when her ‘dream job’ became reality – Worldwise Leader, managing FCTG’s Responsible Travel Charter.
She has volunteered for the FC Foundation since 2012 and helped raise over $12 million dollars for FCTG’s 7 charity partners.
In June of this year, Sandra will celebrate her 21st Birthday with FCTG.