Meet the
Team

Meet the Team

We are incredibly proud of our people. Not only are they at the top of their game, but they also always put Discova partners first. Here are a few of the friendly faces you’ll be working with:

Here are a few of the friendly faces you'll be working with

Suyin Lee, Managing Director of Discova

Suyin Lee

Managing Director

I love things to be a bit unconventional. In fact, that’s what first attracted me to the travel industry. After completing an MBA in finance, my journey in travel began over 20 years ago in Brisbane when I joined Flight Centre Travel Group. Now, I lead Discova – a DMC with a reputation for originality. I am incredibly proud of our people, the industry-leading service we provide, and our shared values that reflect a commitment to build a sustainable future for travel and the communities we work with.

Suyin Lee, Managing Director of Discova

Suyin Lee

Managing Director

I love things to be a bit unconventional. In fact, that’s what first attracted me to the travel industry. After completing an MBA in finance, my journey in travel began over 20 years ago in Brisbane when I joined Flight Centre Travel Group. Now, I lead Discova – a DMC with a reputation for originality. I am incredibly proud of our people, the industry-leading service we provide, and our shared values that reflect a commitment to build a sustainable future for travel and the communities we work with.

Rhydian James

Chief Commercial Officer

After nearly 10 years in professional services across the UK and Australia, I joined Flight Centre in 2018 where the travel bug got me. I moved to Discova full time from 2020 as CFO and eventually into my role as CCO. What keeps me energised is the amazing talent we have across different countries and cultures, and the variety that comes with working in a dynamic travel industry across so many destinations – no two days are the same (even in finance!)

Rhydian James Chief Commercial Officer of Discova

Rhydian James

Chief Commercial Officer

After nearly 10 years in professional services across the UK and Australia, I joined Flight Centre in 2018 where the travel bug got me. I moved to Discova full time from 2020 as CFO and eventually into my role as CCO. What keeps me energised is the amazing talent we have across different countries and cultures, and the variety that comes with working in a dynamic travel industry across so many destinations – no two days are the same (even in finance!)

Rhydian James Chief Commercial Officer of Discova
Peter Christiansen, Discova Director of Operations

Peter Christiansen

Director of Operations

My name is Peter Christiansen. I grew up in a small rural village in Denmark, a carpenter by trade until the call of travel tempted me away. Today, I live and work in Bali, overseeing Discova operations across Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Laos. I still enjoy working with my hands, which is why I have been so involved with our local community projects here on the island. I often think how strange for a kid from rural Denmark to end up here, but my journey with Discova is far from over, and our future is looking very bright.

Peter Christiansen, Discova Director of Operations

Peter Christiansen

Director of Operations

My name is Peter Christiansen. I grew up in a small rural village in Denmark, a carpenter by trade until the call of travel tempted me away. Today, I live and work in Bali, overseeing Discova operations across Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Laos. I still enjoy working with my hands, which is why I have been so involved with our local community projects here on the island. I often think how strange for a kid from rural Denmark to end up here, but my journey with Discova is far from over, and our future is looking very bright.

Michaela Connor

Global People and Culture Leader

I caught the travel bug after my graduation in Sweden and ended up in New Zealand in 2000 on a quest to explore the world. It’s here that I first started working in the travel industry, which I found to be a challenging, fast-paced, encouraging, fun and giving environment. In 2018, I moved with my family to Laos to join Buffalo Tours (now Discova) as an HR Project Lead, and today, I work as a Global Peopleworks Leader. I wake up every day excited about our industry, driven in my work, and passionate about our people and the fantastic experiences they provide for our customers. I am also very proud of the work that we do in our local communities, our dedication to Responsible tourism, and our support of equal opportunities regardless of race, culture, religion, age, or gender.

Michaela Connor

Global People and Culture Leader

I caught the travel bug after my graduation in Sweden and ended up in New Zealand in 2000 on a quest to explore the world. It’s here that I first started working in the travel industry, which I found to be a challenging, fast-paced, encouraging, fun and giving environment. In 2018, I moved with my family to Laos to join Buffalo Tours (now Discova) as an HR Project Lead, and today, I work as a Global Peopleworks Leader. I wake up every day excited about our industry, driven in my work, and passionate about our people and the fantastic experiences they provide for our customers. I am also very proud of the work that we do in our local communities, our dedication to Responsible tourism, and our support of equal opportunities regardless of race, culture, religion, age, or gender.

Mai Anh Le

Director of Finance Asia

With over 16 years of experience in banking and corporate finance, I am a seasoned finance professional. Throughout my career, I have contributed to the financial success of various organizations. My international stints in Vietnam and Canada have enriched my versatility and cultural adaptability and taught me valuable lessons. I am thrilled to bring these skills and experiences to Discova as Director of Finance for Asia. Let’s create unforgettable travel experiences together!

Mai Anh Le

Director of Finance Asia

With over 16 years of experience in banking and corporate finance, I am a seasoned finance professional. Throughout my career, I have contributed to the financial success of various organizations. My international stints in Vietnam and Canada have enriched my versatility and cultural adaptability and taught me valuable lessons. I am thrilled to bring these skills and experiences to Discova as Director of Finance for Asia. Let’s create unforgettable travel experiences together!

Vinh Hien Nguyen

Chief Technology Officer

With a background in IT Engineering and Operations, Enterprise Architecture, IT Process Improvement, and Automation, I have worked in the IT departments of multinational corporations for nearly twenty years. I am glad that my role at Discova brings me closer to one of my favourite hobbies – travelling – which allows people to witness the boundless beauty of this world. Together with our Global System and Business Solutions team, I hope to create a roadmap for technology and improve productivity and customer experience. 

Vinh Hien Nguyen

Chief Technology Officer

With a background in IT Engineering and Operations, Enterprise Architecture, IT Process Improvement, and Automation, I have worked in the IT departments of multinational corporations for nearly twenty years. I am glad that my role at Discova brings me closer to one of my favourite hobbies – travelling – which allows people to witness the boundless beauty of this world. Together with our Global System and Business Solutions team, I hope to create a roadmap for technology and improve productivity and customer experience. 

Mike Chan, Discova Regional General Manager (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand)

Mike Chan

Regional General Manager

(Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand)

I’ve spent my entire career in the travel and tourism industry, starting from working at the airport to being a tour guide, managing products in a travel company, dealing with online travel platforms, and now back in the dynamic DMC world. Each experience taught me valuable lessons. Now, I’m excited to bring my insights to Discova and help make it the best travel company globally. Let’s create amazing travel memories together!

Mike Chan, Discova Regional General Manager (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand)

Mike Chan

Regional General Manager

(Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand)

I’ve spent my entire career in the travel and tourism industry, starting from working at the airport to being a tour guide, managing products in a travel company, dealing with online travel platforms, and now back in the dynamic DMC world. Each experience taught me valuable lessons. Now, I’m excited to bring my insights to Discova and help make it the best travel company globally. Let’s create amazing travel memories together!

Bach Tran

Regional General Manager

(Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam)

With over 11 rewarding years with Discova, I am one of the longest service senior leaders. My home is Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam and I love my city. The hustle, bustle, and the never-ending traffic, it’s so full of energy. But Hanoi is beautiful too, dotted with many idyllic lakes, which I tend to use as landmarks when someone asks me for directions. However, I have come to realise that most out-of-towners find my instruction puzzling as I take these lovely lakes for granted.

Bach Tran, Regional Manager in Asia, Discova

Bach Tran

Regional General Manager

(Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam)

With over 11 rewarding years with Discova, I am one of the longest service senior leaders. My home is Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam and I love my city. The hustle, bustle, and the never-ending traffic, it’s so full of energy. But Hanoi is beautiful too, dotted with many idyllic lakes, which I tend to use as landmarks when someone asks me for directions. However, I have come to realise that most out-of-towners find my instruction puzzling as I take these lovely lakes for granted.

Bach Tran, Regional Manager in Asia, Discova

Leonardo Bortolin

Regional General Manager Americas

Originally from Argentina, I have now been a resident of Mexico for twelve years, along with my family. Seven years ago, I embarked on a career in the travel industry, which has since afforded me the privilege of immersing myself in diverse cultures and forging connections with individuals spanning the globe. Each encounter has immeasurably enriched my understanding of the world and its inhabitants. Now, as a member of a global DMC like DISCOVA, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to transcend geographical boundaries, facilitate unparalleled experiences for travellers and continue my exploration of the world’s myriad wonders.

Leonardo Bortolin

Regional General Manager Americas

Originally from Argentina, I have now been a resident of Mexico for twelve years, along with my family. Seven years ago, I embarked on a career in the travel industry, which has since afforded me the privilege of immersing myself in diverse cultures and forging connections with individuals spanning the globe. Each encounter has immeasurably enriched my understanding of the world and its inhabitants. Now, as a member of a global DMC like DISCOVA, I feel lucky to have the opportunity to transcend geographical boundaries, facilitate unparalleled experiences for travellers and continue my exploration of the world’s myriad wonders.

Nick Shuttleworth

VP Sales for North America and Australia/New Zealand

I’m Australian and currently call Melbourne a home. I fell in love with travel getting lost around Thailand and driving around Europe as a teenager. When I visit a new city, I am all about finding the best spot for morning coffee and the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold afternoon beer. I’m naturally drawn to beaches too, as I feel at home by the ocean. Although, on the weekend, you might also find me on the golf course or hiking through a new trail in L.A.

Nick Shuttleworth, Discova VP Sales for North America and Australia/New Zealand​

Nick Shuttleworth

VP Sales for North America and Australia/New Zealand

I’m Australian and currently call Melbourne a home. I fell in love with travel getting lost around Thailand and driving around Europe as a teenager. When I visit a new city, I am all about finding the best spot for morning coffee and the perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold afternoon beer. I’m naturally drawn to beaches too, as I feel at home by the ocean. Although, on the weekend, you might also find me on the golf course or hiking through a new trail in L.A.

Nick Shuttleworth, Discova VP Sales for North America and Australia/New Zealand​
Chad Anderson, Discova Sales Manager - EMEA

Chad Anderson

EMEA Sales Manager

I left my homeland of South Africa 28 years ago to travel the world. Five continents and over 65 countries later, and I feel like I’m achieving my goal. Naturally, I gravitated towards the travel business, where I’ve been lucky to draw experience from across the industry. I’ve worked as a tour leader, travel agent, product manager, operations manager and now, as EMEA Sales Manager for Discova – helping our partners achieve their business goals.

Chad Anderson, Discova Sales Manager - EMEA

Chad Anderson

EMEA Sales Manager

I left my homeland of South Africa 28 years ago to travel the world. Five continents and over 65 countries later, and I feel like I’m achieving my goal. Naturally, I gravitated towards the travel business, where I’ve been lucky to draw experience from across the industry. I’ve worked as a tour leader, travel agent, product manager, operations manager and now, as EMEA Sales Manager for Discova – helping our partners achieve their business goals.

Jayne Reddie​​​

Global Education Sales Leader​

jayne.reddie@discova.com

Over eight invaluable years at Flight Centre, I had the opportunity to take on various roles, from Area Leader to Vice President of Business Development. Each role presented its own challenges and learning opportunities, for which I’m grateful. Taking a leap of faith, I then founded a sales consulting company on the Gold Coast, Australia. This venture allowed me to explore my interests and priorities, especially in terms of sustainability, a cause that became close to my heart after becoming a parent. Now, as the General Manager of Sales for Asia at Discova in Singapore, I find myself continually learning and growing. I’m thankful for the chance to contribute to the company’s success and to advocate for sustainability in the travel industry. 

Jayne Reddie​

Global Education Sales Leader

jayne.reddie@discova.com

Over eight invaluable years at Flight Centre, I had the opportunity to take on various roles, from Area Leader to Vice President of Business Development. Each role presented its own challenges and learning opportunities, for which I’m grateful. Taking a leap of faith, I then founded a sales consulting company on the Gold Coast, Australia. This venture allowed me to explore my interests and priorities, especially in terms of sustainability, a cause that became close to my heart after becoming a parent. Now, as the General Manager of Sales for Asia at Discova in Singapore, I find myself continually learning and growing. I’m thankful for the chance to contribute to the company’s success and to advocate for sustainability in the travel industry. 

Quynh Dinh - Discova UK Business Development Manager​

Quynh Dinh

EMEA Business Development Manager

I joined the Discova family in 2014, but I discovered my true passion for travel when I was sitting on a night train from Hanoi to Hue, during my second year of university. The 15-hour train ride made me look up and notice the beauty of my own country for the first time. 10 years later, my love for travel has been nurtured and I still enjoy the magic of a train ride. My last one was to Edinburgh where my husband proposed!

Quynh Dinh - Discova UK Business Development Manager​

Quynh Dinh

EMEA Business Development Manager

I joined the Discova family in 2014, but I discovered my true passion for travel when I was sitting on a night train from Hanoi to Hue, during my second year of university. The 15-hour train ride made me look up and notice the beauty of my own country for the first time. 10 years later, my love for travel has been nurtured and I still enjoy the magic of a train ride. My last one was to Edinburgh where my husband proposed!

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