Not Just Travel has appointed a former Wall Street banker as its new managing director.

Annabel Wathen, who has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, has been recruited to manage the franchise group’s ambitious growth plans of recruiting 1,000 homeworkers by 2020.

The group said it had recruited Wathen to “strengthen Not Just Travel’s stakeholder relationships” and “bolster the strong corporate culture that has been built by founders Steve Witt and Paul Harrison”.

Her background has included working on Wall Street for RBS and as an associate at Deutsche Bank for Global Markets in London, overseeing 300 people on the trading floor.

Before taking up her new role, Wathen spent time in each area of the Not Just Travel business.

The firm has also appointed David Pope as head of sales and training.

He has previously worked for Travel Bag, AirTours and Abercrombie & Kent.

In 2002 he set-up his own training consultancy for the travel industry and contracted for brands including Love Holidays, Dnata, HSBC and Microsoft.

Dorset-based Not Just Travel currently has 450 franchisees and employs 40 staff.
It was set-up on 2001 by Steve Witt and Paul Harrison.

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