Thomas Cook is restructuring its executive board, with role changes for Pete Constanti and Ian Derbyshire.
Chief executive for mainsteam travel UK and Ireland Pete Constanti will take on the new role of chief executive for group destination management. Constanti will provide leadership for the group’s international activities in overseas purchasing, in-resort operations, overseas agents, hotels investments/ownership and content management.
Group chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa said bringing together these activities under one umbrella was an “excellent opportunity to drive further efficiencies”.
In another change, Derbyshire will become Thomas Cook UK and Ireland chief executive, responsible for the airline, sales channels, tour operating and financial services activities.
In addition to his current role as chief executive for Thomas Cook Northern Europe, Sam Weihagen will become deputy to Fontenla-Novoa.
“Our UK mainstream business remains robust, with many new product and service initiatives driving this business forward. We have also capitalised on the rapid growth in the independent travel sector with the acquisitions of hotels4u.com, Elegant Resorts, Med Hotels and Gold Medal over the past 18 months,” Fontenla-Novoa said.
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