Tailor Made Travel’s chief operating officer Helen Tustin has left the agency.

The Welsh miniple, which is to open its 20th branch, is to restructure its senior leadership team following Tustin’s departure.

Tustin was previously general manager of four-branch Regal Travel, which was acquired by Tailor Made in 2018, and worked there for more than 36 years.

Tustin, who was a non-executive director of Advantage Travel Partnership between 2011 and 2015, will not be directly replaced at Tailor Made. Her responsibilities will be incorporated into chief executive Simon Morgan’s role.

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“Both the board of directors and team at Tailor Made would like to thank Helen for her in valuable leadership and steadfast commitment to the Tailor Made brand since its takeover of Regal Travel in 2018 and wish her the very best of luck in her future endeavours,” said Morgan.

Tustin, who was promoted from managing director to chief operating officer at Tailor Made, added: “Having successfully consolidated the Tailor Made and Regal Travel brands, I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges and opportunities both professionally and personally.

“I am proud to have had the opportunity to have worked with great colleagues across the industry in my role as COO and look forward to crossing paths with you all in the near future.”