Commercial director Cherie Richards is to leave Global Travel Group at the end of May.

Richards is leaving the travel agency consortium after 15 years “for both personal and professional reasons” to pursue a new opportunity, managing director Andy Stark said.

Stark added: “We want to thank Cherie for her contribution to the business in her 15 years with the group, she has played a hugely important role in making Global Travel Group what it is today.

“Her personality and tenacious manner has driven our business forward, and we will all miss Cherie being part of our group, as I’m sure she will miss us and our members. Cherie has been a fantastic colleague and friend to us all, and we wish her well for the future.”