Queen’s Baton Relay: DB Schenker Employees Adventure So Far

On March 13, 2017 HM Queen Elizabeth II placed a message inside the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton. Since leaving Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Baton has crossed oceans, cities and deserts, carried by incredible athletes and thousands of everyday people.

Among them, six of our DB Schenker employees were chosen to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. So far, Dale, Sarah, Daniel and Kelly have participated in this amazing adventure.

On the 4th of March, Jodie Elisara had the honour to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay. She carried the Queen’s Baton in the Northern Peninsula area, New Mapoon in Cape York.

Jodie, DB Schenker Business Development Manager QLD commented “The towns were so excited and keen to celebrate, with the local school kids joining me for my section of the walk and singing and dancing around me it will be a memory I will never forget. Thank you to my colleagues who nominated me and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) for making a dream come true. Memories of a lifetime”.  ​​​​

About Jodie

Jodie is a mum of 3. Since her diagnosis of bowel cancer in January 2017 she has become extremely passionate about early diagnosis of cancer and concern at hospital waiting times for simple diagnosis procedures. She started her career at DB Schenker in 2011 as Account Manager. She became supervisor for Aeroparts in Queensland which included additional account management responsibilities and support to the sales team. In 2014 she took the role of Business Development Manager.

DB Schenker’s journey continues

DB Schenker’s final nominated Batonbearer was Ron Koehler, CEO AU/NZ, who carried the Queen’s Baton on day 098 of the Queen’s Baton Relay in Australia, on the 2nd of April, through the streets of Runaway Bay, Queensland (just two days from the official Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games).

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