Senior sales operations manager Brad Bennetts is to leave Kuoni.

His departure is part of the travel firm’s strategic review and staff consultation triggered by the Covid-19 crisis, Kuoni said.

He joined the company in April 2016 as national sales manager.

Chief executive Derek Jones said “We’d like to thank Brad for all of his hard work and support over the past four years and wish him every success for the future.

“Brad has done a fantastic job championing the Kuoni brand to our trade partners and he will be missed.”

Bennetts said:  “It’s been fantastic to have spent the last 4.5 years working for such a trusted and respected brand. I have had the honour and pleasure to work alongside some of the finest in the industry and I would like to thank all our agent partners for their support over this time.

“I’m incredibly sad to be leaving, but of course I understand the huge challenges the industry faces. Having spent some real quality time over the last few months with my young family, I’m going to take time to consider my next move and am excited for what the future holds.”

Kuoni said sales director Helen Roberts is to take a “hands-on role with trade relations” and work closely with Amy Roullier and the sales and training team “as Kuoni evolves its business in partnership with agents”.