Strachan joined AstraZeneca as global commercial lead for business travel management in 2009 from Yahoo, where she had led the international travel programme. She has also worked for Cisco and HRG, and spent six years at American Express between 1995 and 2001.
In the new role, Strachan will oversee the sales and delivery of consulting engagements to American Express Global Business Travel clients in the EMEA region. The Global Business Consulting team provides consultancy services including strategic sourcing, programme optimisation and business intelligence to help clients better manage their travel spend.
Strachan has also chaired the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in Europe and the Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) in the UK.
Patricia Partelow, vice president and head of Global Business Consulting, American Express Global Business Travel, said: "Caroline is highly regarded in the travel industry and she has been recognised for her visionary thinking. Caroline’s experience and in-depth understanding of the business travel industry will help us to deliver the insights our clients need to maximise the return on their business travel investment."