Hogg Robinson Group chief executive David Radcliffe will join the board of American Express Global Business Travel on the completion of its takeover of HRG.

The acquisition, valuing HRG at up to £410 million, was revealed in February and remains subject to European Commission and US competition clearances.

Radcliffe has headed HRG since 1997 and led the company’s repositioning as a focused corporate services group.

He was appointed to its board in 1989, having joined the group originally in 1978.

GBT chairman Greg O’Hara said: “I will be delighted to welcome David to the GBT board following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG.

“He brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise and will play an important role as we integrate HRG, delivering continuity and helping to provide value for all stakeholders and shareholders.”

Radcliffe added: “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join the board of the combined group following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG and to work with the best talent and technology from both organisations.

“The transaction will create a truly world-class company capable of delivering significant benefits to clients, colleagues and suppliers.”