Lee Whiteing is the Commercial Director at Global Secure Accreditation, where he is responsible for engaging with corporate travel teams and suppliers to ensure traveller safety and security are integral to their programmes and priorities. He is also responsible for the company’s accreditation programmes for hotels and serviced accommodation.
Lee was most recently Head of Global Travel Operations for HSBC, having fulfilled a number of roles in a 27-year career with the bank through its various transformations. While heading up travel operations, Lee oversaw the consolidation of travel agencies servicing HSBC’s travel requirements globally and managed its global travel policy, creating a customer-first ethos that yielded high levels of traveller satisfaction.
Lee’s unique perspective, having been on both sides of the travel divide, make him an ideal candidate for this panel.