Thomas Cook adds tech and finance experience to board

Thomas Cook adds tech and finance experience to board

Ex-IBM UK chairman and chief executive Carl Symon and Warren Tucker, former chief financial officer at Cobham, who previously held senior finance positions at British Airways, have both become independent non-executive directors of Thomas Cook.

Symon becomes the senior independent director while Tucker becomes chairman of the remuneration committee following Cook's AGM in February 2014 when Roger Burnell will retire from the board.

Cook chairman Frank Meysman said: "Following the successful completion of our £1.6 billion capital refinancing this summer and the ongoing progress we are making with our business transformation, we are pleased to be able to attract two further high calibre non-executive directors to join our board.

“Carl and Warren have technology and finance backgrounds and bring a wealth of international listed company experience.”

Symon said: “A huge amount of progress has been made transforming the business and I am pleased to be able to support the continued success of such an iconic brand."

Tucker said: "I am attracted by the considerable progress made by the strong management team and the significant potential for the future. I very much look forward to working with the board to support the company as it continues to execute its strategic transformation."

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