Lisa Akeroyd is the Managing Director for Growth at Sixt, where she is responsible for accelerating the company’s already rapid pace of expansion. Upon returning home to the UK in 2017 after over 20 years overseas, Lisa spent 18 months in senior roles with IWG, the world’s largest provider of commercial office space.
Prior to her return to the UK, Lisa was Managing Director of Australia & New Zealand for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) where she led the company’s transformation of its Australian and New Zealand businesses. Before that, she was VP Global Sales, Programme Management and Marketing, also with CWT, leading a team across Asia Pacific.
Lisa began her career at Amadeus IT Group in 1996, remaining with the company for 14 years. Lisa held multiple positions at the firm including Regional Director of Corporate Solutions, based in Thailand. Throughout her career, Lisa has been based in Thailand, Singapore, France and Australia and has lived in the USA, UK, Saudi Arabia and Germany. Lisa’s global experience uniquely contributes to her leadership style, one that fosters collaboration and values communication.
Lisa was named as one of the top 15 influential women in travel while in Australia and has served on a number of industry boards. She has a passion for making the world a better place and currently volunteers with three organisations – Dress for Success, Age UK and UK Therapy Dogs.