TUI Travel UK has announced its new senior marketing team following the merger with First Choice in September.

Further to Tim Williamson’s appointment as the group’s director of marketing and product the new team is as follows.

The head of brand strategy will be Andrew Laurillard, who will be responsible for the development and management of the brand portfolio, head of innovation and CRM will be Jeremy Ellis.

Emma Waddell has taken up the roll as head of PR and will manage both the First Choice and Thomson PR teams and head of product will now be Alan Pugh. First Choice product director Jeannette Linfoot has decided to leave the mainstream product team and she is considering options both inside the group and externally.

Thomson head of marketing and brand development Andrew Rayner has also decided to leave the business.