Kerry Gallagher has been promoted to the newly-created position of marketing director for Gold Medal and Travel 2.

In her new role, she will be responsible for all business-to-business activity across both operators, including the luxury brands Pure Luxury and Simply Luxury by Travel 2, and specialist brand Cruise Plus by Travel 2.

Marketing and partnerships teams from all brands will report directly into her.

Gallagher joined Gold Medal as marketing manager in May 2014.

She will report to managing director, Lisa McAuley and starts her new role on April 1 dividing her time between Travel 2’s headquarters in Glasgow and Gold Medal’s in Preston.

Lisa McAuley, managing director dnata Travel B2B Europe said: “We’re big believers in the importance of investing in staff, and Kerry’s passion for the industry has been instrumental in helping both brands stand out in a competitive marketplace.

“This is an exciting time for our business and Kerry’s promotion follows one of our biggest turn of year campaigns, which has helped give agents the strongest possible start to 2019. Kerry’s new role will give her the opportunity to get the best out of each of our high-performing brands, and I’m confident that, under her leadership, the marketing team will continue to devise and oversee market leading campaigns to support our travel trade colleagues with continued success.”