What we love about Garth:
Garth Jopling has extensive experience in Corporate Travel and Fleet Management. From 2006 to 2016, he was a consultant in IBM’s Global Process Services (GPS) group, delivering category management services to clients and assisting with IBM’s sales efforts, performing due diligence analyses with prospective clients. He has worked with North American and European clients in several industries, including but not limited too; retail, consumer packaging, consumer goods, high-tech, bio-tech, utilities, resources, financials, industrials, and automotive.
Previous to IBM, Mr. Jopling was the Travel Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, responsible for the travel and strategic meetings program in Canada, and a key member of PwC’s global travel committee. He joined PwC in 1998, just after the merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand, and created the travel program for the new firm, including writing policy, negotiating supplier contracts – travel management company, airline, hotel, and car – and managing the firm’s $50M+ travel spend.
He began in the industry in 1990 as a Fleet and Travel Manager before moving to a TMC environment as Industry Relations manager and Corporate Consultant.
He has been active with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives since 1998 and served as its global President in 2003 and 2004. He continues to participate in ACTE and other industry conferences as speaker and moderator.
Garth holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Alberta and an MBA in Finance from the University of Toronto.