Protected Trust Services has appointed Mark Sutton as commercial director.

Sutton joins from Jumbotour Group where he was expansion manager.

He will be working closely with the PTS board and managing director, Daniel Landen.

Sutton said: “I’m really excited to be joining the PTS team. The company continues to show innovation, focus and drive when it comes to delivering for their partners and members.

“It’s something I truly admire and can’t wait to be a part of.”

Landen said: “We are thrilled to have someone of Mark’s calibre join the team in this vital role. We are confident Mark’s enthusiasm and expertise will enable us to continue driving PTS forward, attracting key travel partners and new members to the business.

“Mark’s new role is part of our vision for the future and the expansion of PTS and our members. It is a very exciting time for Mark to be joining us.”

Member of the travel industry protection firm pay a fee to join PTS and in return receive a package including the provision of an Atol, Package Travel Regulation compliance, merchant services, insurance advice, links to suppliers and the ability to add suppliers, currency hedging facilities and software such as a back-office selling system.