Thomas Cook appoints new UK managing director

Thomas Cook appoints new UK managing director

Thomas Cook Group plc has appointed Tui’s Andrew Flintham as managing director of its UK business as Chris Mottershead moves into the role of chief of UK source market & group differentiated product.

Flintham will take responsibility of the day-to-day operations in the UK from March 2018.

Flntham is commercial director for Tui UK&Ireland and has spent over ten years at Tui.

Prior to becoming commercial director his roles included mainstream planning director, aviation planning director and planning & trading director. Before joining Tui, Flintham began his career in travel with British Airways in 1998.

Former UK managing director Chris Mottershead has moved into the role of chief of UK source market & group differentiated product, meaning he will take responsibility for the relationship with Thomas Cook Group’s most important partners and hotel procurement, along with the service and experience that customers enjoy in those hotels when in resort.

Flintham will report directly into Mottershead, who retains overall responsibility for the UK source market alongside his new responsibilities.

Flintham said: “I’m very excited to be joining Thomas Cook to lead the UK business at such an interesting time for the tour operating industry. Their customer at our heart strategy is a great proposition – I am looking forward to next year.”

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