Passion in action:

From vision to execution

Interested in being a part of our journey?

Interested in being a part of our journey?

Platinum Travel Group began in 2009 as a family-founded business with a strong vision: to modernise – and personalise – a truly emotive industry.

Under the expert guidance of their father and industry veteran, Carl Buerckner, our second-generation leaders worked to change the game – forever. 

Now, over a decade in, we’re continuing to elevate our already high bar for quality service, giving you strong relationships. Frictionless touchpoints. And genuine care. 

Because when it comes to corporate travel and events, even the smallest of details matter.

Our beginning

Our leaders – Carl, Andy and Sarah – saw Platinum as an opportunity to do and give more.

So they set about offering our no-compromise model to the SME corporate travel industry, combining the best in travel technology with true care and a personalised service.

Our present

Today – with an expanded footprint across three time zones, the best in market technology and our brilliant team – we’ve cemented our place as leaders in the SME corporate travel sector.

But most importantly, our values haven’t changed. We remain laser-focused on leading with care and empathy – always.

Our future

We’re set to continue our national expansion and solidify our position as leaders in the premium SME corporate travel space.

As the digital revolution continues, we’ll continue to invest heavily in market-leading technology, to ensure our customers are customers for life. Because true partnerships should last a lifetime.

Our directors

  • staff image
    Andy Buerckner


  • staff image
    Sarah Szubanski

    Managing Director

  • staff image
    Carl Buerckner

    Executive Chairman

Our leadership

  • staff image
    Lauren O’Dowd

    National Operations Manager

  • staff image
    Ryan Potts

    Head of Strategy and Partnerships

  • staff image
    Dayne Byrne

    Head of Technology

  • staff image
    Victor Araya

    National Business Manager

  • staff image
    Laura Lotter

    National Business Manager

  • staff image
    Georgina Butterwood

    National Business Manager

  • staff image
    David Phillips

    Corporate Team Leader

  • staff image
    Emma McLellan

    Events Manager

  • staff image
    Marcel Stawiczny

    Finance Manager

  • staff image
    Michelle House

    Marketing Manager

The Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA) is the peak body for Australia’s travel businesses and represents the majority of retail and corporate travel agents, tour operators, wholesalers and consolidators.

For a premium service led by high-quality people, reach out to our Platinum team today.