Chris Thelen


Unique. Dynamic. Innovative. Personable. Direct. This is how Chris likes to work and this is how our company works too. His business approach is what sets him apart and it is also why Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is one of the leading travel management companies.


Through his leadership of Chambers, Chris had quadrupled the company’s turnover and its staff so that by 2014 Chambers was turning over in excess of £150 million and employing over 200 highly-experienced staff, becoming the fastest growing travel management company in the UK and one of the largest independents. During this time Chambers was named “Best TMC” at the highly respected Business Travel Awards, three years running along with an astonishing 17 other awards in the previous 10 years.

In January 2015, Chris successfully led the sale and merging of Chambers to CTM which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX=CTD). CTM has made a number of acquisitions in recent years and the purchase of Chambers acted to serve as the European anchor for a truly global service. Chris continues to strategically lead the business to an increasingly wider audience and fulfilling his aim of a running a highly successful global business.

CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalized service-excellence with client-facing technology solutions to deliver a return-on-investment to clients. Headquartered in Australia, the company employs over 2,200 FTE staff and services clients across 82 countries globally, including operations across Australia, Asia, North America, Europe and New Zealand.

In July 2016, Chris relocated to Denver, Colorado, as Chief Executive Officer – North America at Corporate Travel Management.

Chris Thelen