Petra Winstanley, Senior Director Global Supplier Management Central & Eastern Europe, Nordics
Petra Winstanley, born 1969, launched her professional career with an apprenticeship as a banker from 1985 to 1988 and as a travel agent from 1988 to 1990. She began working for CWT in 1992 as a travel advisor at the implant in the US Consulate in Frankfurt/Main, where she became team leader in 1994. In 1998 she took the post of Contract Manager for the US Army Europe account, responsible for 32 offices in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. Two years later Ms. Winstanley then took charge of air travel purchasing at CWT in the post of Manager Airline Relations, and in July 2004 became Director Supplier Management Germany for the areas of hotel and car rental. Ms. Winstanley joined the Management Team in October 2010 and was appointed Senior Director Supplier Management Germany in February 2012. Since July 2012 her area of responsibility has been extended to Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and since August 2016 to Nordics (Sweden, Finland, Denmark). In this capacity, Ms. Winstanley is responsible for purchasing, and leads contract negotiations with airlines, hotels, car rental companies, the railways and tour organizers. She is in addition a member of the global Supplier Management Team, in charge of market watch, analyses and negotiating the marketing budget with suppliers.