Tracy Hirsz to take on expanded sales role for Travel 2 and Gold Medal

Tracy Hirsz to take on expanded sales role for Travel 2 and Gold Medal

Dnata B2B UK has announced changes to the head of sales position covering both Travel 2 and Gold Medal, following a reshuffle within the business.

Head of sales Tracy Hirsz will take up the new expanded role and will be responsible for heading up the key account and business development teams, including Gold Medal’s Thomas Cook partnership.

She will continue to report into Gordon McCreadie, director of sales and marketing for the two brands.

Ruth Hilton, current head of sales and business development for Gold Medal, has decided to move internally within dnata to an interim role providing support to Steve Barrass, senior vice president of supplier relations within the commercial team.

Hilton will remain in her current role until the end of the month while she completes a handover to Hirsz.

Commenting on the senior level changes, Gordon McCreadie said: “Maximising the talent within the business has always been key to each brand’s success and ensuring our sales and business development structure is as streamlined as possible is key to delivering our ambitious growth plans.

"With Tracy’s in-depth knowledge of the travel sector and experience of working with both Travel 2 and Gold Medal, we look forward to delivering even more for our agent partners."

“Ruth has been an outstanding head of sales leading Gold Medal’s sales and business development team.

“Her commitment to independent agents and Thomas Cook has ensured that bringing the two teams together has been a smooth transition in supporting our valued partners. I'm pleased Ruth’s experience and knowledge is being retained in dnata and wish her all the best in her new role."

Hilton added: “It has been a phenomenal three and a half years at Gold Medal, working within a great business with a fantastic team and travel partners that I truly value. I’m now really looking forward to the next challenge within the wider dnata business”

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