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Stella New Zealand Appoints New CEO

Stella New Zealand Appoints New CEO

Stella Travel Services New Zealand has appointed Greig Leighton to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Leighton, who was previously General Manager Air Product, has been a member of the Stella New Zealand leadership team since January 2008.

He takes over the overall planning and performance management of Stella’s businesses, which includes brands such as United Travel, Harvey World Travel, Atlantic Pacific American Express and GO Holidays.

Mr Leighton says that despite the difficult economic climate over the past 18 months, the travel industry has a lot to look forward to.

“Kiwis will always be big travellers and the competition has never been better here, with more airlines and more options for consumers,” says Mr Leighton.

“Businesses that have modified their product to best suit the market will emerge even stronger, with better offerings, better relationships, and a stronger market position.”


Stella Travel Services is the largest integrated travel network in Australasia. Stella Travel Services’ retail division provides leisure travel offerings through retail agencies, online platforms and call centres. Through its wholesale operations, the company provides air ticket consolidation, airline representation and ticketing agencies, wholesale holiday packaging and a range of add-on travel products.

Stella’s New Zealand brands include: Atlantic Pacific American Express, HRG New Zealand, Harvey World Travel, United Travel, Travel Smart, GO Holidays, ATS Pacific and World Aviation Systems.

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