Virgin Holidays appoints new managing director

Virgin Holidays has a new boss after Mark Anderson was promoted to executive vice president, customer, at Virgin Atlantic.

The airline’s sales and distribution senior vice president Joe Thompson (pictured) is taking the helm at Virgin Holidays from July following parental leave.

Virgin Holidays will be led by interim managing director Dave Geer, currently the operator’s product, commercial and business development director.

Anderson’s new role will see him being responsible for leading all customer-facing teams for Virgin Atlantic.

He said: “The Virgin Holidays team is the best in the business because we never stop caring about our customers and provide irresistible travel experiences.

“I’m thrilled to now work with a larger team at Virgin Atlantic that offers the same extraordinary experiences to the airline’s customers, knowing that Virgin Holidays is in great hands with Dave Geer and Joe Thompson.”

Thompson, who has worked at Virgin Atlantic for 14 years, said: “I’ve worked closely with the great team at Virgin Holidays in my time with Virgin Atlantic and I’m really looking forward to building on the many successes achieved under Mark’s leadership”.

Geer added: “I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to continue to build on Virgin Holiday’s success and deliver our strategy to provide our customers with new, innovative experiences.”

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