Former Freedom Travel commercial manager Jo Turney has joined Club Med.

She will oversee two key accounts within the brand’s roster of retailing partners as part of the all-inclusive operator’s agency sales and MICE team.

Turney becomes strategic account manager covering Hays Travel and Midcounties Co-operative and will be in charge of developing Club Med’s retail strategy.

A key focus of her role at the Freedom travel agency network involved growing profit margins for the company, something which will be an essential part of the role at Club Med.

Turney said: “I am thrilled about my new challenge with Club Med as it is a brand with a long history and an exciting future.

“It gives me the opportunity to sit on the other side of the fence building business with our key partners Hays Travel and Midcounties Co-operative where there is so much potential.”

Club Med UK and northern Europe managing director Estelle Giraudeau added: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Turney to our growing Agency Sales & MICE team.

“We are experiencing significant growth both with direct and indirect sales and plan to emulate this further with our strong trade partners such as Hays Travel and Midcounties.

“We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with our retail partners and we are excited for Jo to foster the relationships with Hays Travel and Midcounties Co-operative to further develop the retail side of the Club Med business.”