Advantage Travel Partnerships has appointed Paula Lacey as its new group commercial director.
Lacey joins from easyHotels where she had been global franchise director since October 2014. She has also worked for Tui and Thomas Cook previously. She takes up her new role on September 14.
The new role was created following Ken McLeod’s decision to step down from the board. McLeod served as corporate director on the Advantage board from July 2004, with responsibility for airline relationships and business travel.
Julia Lo Bue-Said, Managing Director of The Advantage Travel Partnership said: “I am delighted to announce Paula Lacey will be joining the team on 14 September. As a senior commercial professional with extensive experience in large workforce management, business transformation and change management. Paula has a clear record of building high-performing, customer-focused teams.
“The role will bring together various functions of the company across both our business and leisure travel disciplines, ensuring our focus remains on driving forward commercial opportunities for all members.
“It’s important that we continue with the modernisation of the company; the ability to function in an entrepreneurial manner, driving forward commercial opportunities in order to deliver overall investment back into membership.”
Speaking about her appointment, Lacey said: “I am delighted to be joining Advantage at such an exciting time when it is pushing forward with new initiatives across the whole business.
“Advantage has done a great job in putting itself at the forefront of the independent sector, in both leisure and business travel, and I can’t wait to join and help the organisation achieve its future ambitions, by adding my own experience and skills to a very talented team.”
“I’m looking forward to working with the whole team and establishing productive relationships with members and partners, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with in previous roles and new ones also.”
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