The newly appointed CEO of Melbourne startup Locomote is placing diversity front and centre in the travel management company.

Sandra McLeod has moved to Melbourne to take on the new role and says that diversity, especially in leadership, is critical for achieving better business outcomes.

“Those who have a balance at the table of the decision-making in terms of gender tend to be more successful,” McLeod tells StartupSmart.

“Certainly going forward at Locomote, the management team that sit at my table will be a good balance of gender.”

McLeod has been involved with the technology and travel worlds for the last three decades and previously held an executive role at billion dollar commerce platform Travelport – which holds a 55% stake in Locomote.

Over her 35 year career, McLeod says there have been two times when a male colleague or boss thought she couldn’t do a job because she’s a woman.

To read the full story with Dinushi Dias from Startup Smart of how McLeod has gone from strength to strength in a male dominated industry, click here.



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