Travel 2 and Gold Medal parent dnata Travel has made several key management appointments across its business in the UK.
Steve Barrass (pictured), who was chief executive of Gold Medal when the operator was bought by dnata, has been appointed senior vice president, new ventures (Europe).
He was also previously managing director – direct holidays at Thomas Cook Group. Prior to that he worked for XL Travel Group.
In his new role, he will oversee growth and development opportunities in new source markets, differentiated products and creating greater synergies within dnata’s portfolio of travel brands and independent members of The Global Travel Group.
Barrass will be based in the UK and will be supported by Andy Stark, managing director of The Global Travel Group.
Meanwhile, Geoff Wood has been appointed senior vice president – corporate development, and will now take on responsibility for supplier relations.
Steve Allen, senior vice president B2B Middle East and India will take responsibility for the G Travel International (GTI) joint venture.
Andy Washington, chief executive B2C Europe, will take responsibility for Business Intelligence (Information).
The appointments will come into effect on October 2.
In June, five senior directors announced they would be leaving dnata-owned Travel 2/Gold Medal for rival operator If Only.
They included managing director Andy Freeth, sales and marketing director Gordon McCreadie, product and commercial director Matt Appleby, head of sales Tracy Hirsz and business manager for Travel 2 David Irving.
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