Intrepid Travel appoints new People Officer
Meegan Marshall to Join Intrepid’s Core Management Team in its First Dedicated Chief People Officer Role.
Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest B-Corp-certified travel company, appointed Meegan Marshall as the brand’s first ever Chief People Officer, leading 1,790 global team members, in 26 offices with operations in 112 countries around the world.
Marshall will lead all aspects of global people and culture for Intrepid, joining the core management team of direct reports to Chief Executive Officer James Thornton. Previously split across the Purpose sector of the business, the new Chief People Officer role will now have a fully dedicated function to ensure the certified B Corp continues to support a purpose-driven, diverse and inclusive culture in a high-growth environment, with a strategic focus on talent attraction and retention.
Despite being new to the travel industry, Marshall is a long time Intrepid traveller. Prior to joining Intrepid, Marshall was Chief People Officer at RMIT, one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions, and previous to that was in senior people roles at ASX-listed Treasury Wine Estates. Like Intrepid, Treasury Wines is a global business based in Melbourne and employs thousands of people across 30+ countries, with revenues in excess of $2 billion.
“Joining Intrepid is the perfect way to combine my purpose and passion,” says Intrepid Travel Chief People Officer Meegan Marshall. “Coming out of the pandemic, people really do want to travel a lot but they want to do it in a responsible way. This is an opportunity to ensure that our team are truly engaged, connected to our purpose and are able to grow successful and long-term careers in this fantastic sector,” she adds.
In November 2022, Intrepid had its highest sales record in all 30 years of business. As the company continues to grow, the new role will bring a stronger focus to its people, from tour leaders to technology professionals and beyond. Meegan Marshall, who is based out of Intrepid’s Melbourne headquarters, is set to begin later this month.