Kerry Priestley - Managing Director
Kerry Priestley is a founding staff member of the International Travel College of New Zealand. Before coming to ITC, he worked in the travel and tourism industry for over 15 years in a variety of roles.
He began his career working for a large retail chain in Auckland, before he moved to the company’s London office. In this role, he was responsible for organising travel arrangements for passengers arriving from New Zealand.
Kerry then worked for a leading tour operator in London before returning to New Zealand. Once back home, he moved into wholesale marketing and travelled around New Zealand extensively presenting audio visual presentations.
While on the road, Kerry developed great training skills and decided to move into a full-time travel and training role. He then joined ITC and as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Kerry still maintains a passion for the industry and for travelling and tries to get one overseas trip in every year.
Claire Huxley - Marketing Director
Originally from the UK, Claire brings a wealth of international experience and expertise to ITC. She has a background in international tourism and started her career working in reservations for Europe’s largest tour operator.
Claire developed her career in marketing after spending several years in a managerial role for a retail travel company. She then worked for the UK’s largest direct marketing organisation, helping to develop cohesive marketing strategies in conjunction with the travel and tourism industry.
In 2002, Claire emigrated to New Zealand with her husband and began working at ITC. She hasn’t looked back since.
“I really love seeing the students progress from high school to ITC and then go out int the industry. It’s why we all do what we do! Life is too short to have a boring office job, so I know that our students are making the right choice,” Claire says.
Claire has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia. She still has a passion for the travel and tourism industry and loves to travel (and talk about it!).
Richard Euston - Study From Home Team Leader
I’m a proud New Zealander and feel very lucky to call this beautiful country my home. After school I worked in advertising for over 4 years. I then went travelling, heading to the 1994 football World Cup in the USA and then on to London for my OE. I started my travel career as a Tour Guide with Top Deck Travel. After training, I worked 3 European summers and was able to travel to places like Russia, Morocco and Turkey, and get paid for it!
When I wasn’t working I travelled a lot, including an overland trip from Turkey to Nepal and Eastern & Southern Africa. I’ve now been to nearly 60 countries. After 4 years away I came back to NZ and worked for Flight Centre as a travel consultant. I spent 10 years in the Flight Centre group before moving to APX, where I worked for over 6 years.
Outside of ITC, I run a business called Bumper Ball and still play social football. My wife Stacey is also a tutor here at ITC and we have 3 beautiful daughters. I look forward to inspiring the next generation in the travel industry.