Meet the Team

Kit Williams

Co-founder & Personal Travel Consultant

My son established Silver Compass in 2011 and I took over the management of the business about a year later. I am passionate about travel and seeing as much as I can of our remarkable world in one lifetime! I’m also passionate about excellent customer service and get real pleasure from helping others make the most of their own travels. I particularly enjoy putting together complicated itineraries or creating extra-special lifetime memories to mark a special occasion. While the well-known tourist haunts are popular for a reason, I really like to get off the beaten track exploring emerging destinations and love to travel by train, ship, plane or road, though my personal favourites are by rail and water. My particular areas of expertise are cruise, adventure and activity holidays. I am an accredited Cruise Master with CLIA and a 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist. Along with the rest of the team I look forward to helping make the most of your next journey.

My favourite holidays

  • Small ship Northern Lights cruise along the Norwegian Coast.
  • Escorted Tour of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, preceded by a small ship cruise in the Chilean Fjords
  • Extended fly/drive tour of New Zealand.

My next trip

Small-ship trans-ocean cruise, probably!

Kit Williams

Peter Giles

Canada Travel Specialist

I have a passion for travel, especially to Canada, a destination I have visited 25 times during more than 50 years’ experience within the travel industry; for 35 of those years I owned my own travel agency business in Bath. As one of the travel industry’s most experienced experts in planning holidays to this amazing destination I now work exclusively with Silver Compass as a Canada Travel Specialist, endorsed by the Canadian Tourist Commission. I am looking forward to helping plan your Canada experience.

Peter’s favourite holidays

  • Newfoundland together with Nova Scotia
  • Helicopter hiking in the Rockies
  • Rocky mountaineer train across Rockies to Vancouver staying at Pan Pacific hotel on arrival then up to Alaska on a cruise ship.

Peter Giles

Katie Newman

Reservations Team

I have been with Silver Compass since May 2016 looking after the operational management of the travel arrangements and I’ve developed a real passion for travel in that time, often having ‘holiday envy’ whilst working on clients’ trips.  I have recently visited the island as a guest of the St Lucia Tourist Board and am an accredited St Lucia Expert.  I am looking forward to working with clients on their dream holidays in 2018.  Personally I am excited about developing our relationship with St Lucia and also in developing an in-depth knowledge of North America.

My favourite holidays

  • Two weeks in New York
  • Florida/Disney
  • Las Vegas

Katie Newman

Liza Roos

Reservations Team

As a busy Mum of three small children, my travel plans have altered in the last few years. I am currently taking my accreditations to become a South Africa Specialist – a country I have visited often. My only problem working at Silver Compass is that my wish list of destinations just keeps growing.

Liza’s favourite holidays

  • Israel, Egypt & Sinai
  • Thailand
  • South Africa (of course)

Liza Roos