Thomas Cook has appointed Kelly Cookes as head of commercial partnerships and sales planning.

Cookes, who has been head of Thomas Cook-owned Freedom Travel Group since 2014, will take up the role when she returns from maternity leave in August.

She will report to retail director Kathryn Darbandi and have a dotted line to sales and e-commerce director Phil Gardner.

Matt Harding replaces Cookes as head of Freedom Travel Group reporting to Phil Gardner.

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