Global business travel giant CWT has appointed Andrew Gunnels as the company’s first chief procurement officer.

Gunnels will be responsible for CWT’s global strategic sourcing and procurement operations and will also lead the company’s global real estate management.

Gunnels will reports to Michelle Frymire, EVP and CFO at CWT.

Gunnels has worked at First Data and Delta Air Lines where he started in the corporate finance function.

CWT was formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel but changed its name earlier this year. The business dates back to 1872.

Frymire said: “Andrew’s new role as CPO very much aligns with CWT’s 3.0 strategy, including the transformation of the procurement function into a world-class business partner to improve competitiveness by driving efficiencies across the indirect supply base.”