Thomas Cook has confirmed Jacqui Holt, head of Thomas Cook Sport, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

She will leave her post on March 31 and Cook said a “rigorous recruitment process” for her successor is currently underway

Holt has enjoyed a long and varied career with Thomas Cook, including senior leadership roles in retail and foreign exchange.

Chris Mottershead, managing director of Thomas Cook UK & Ireland, said: “Since taking the position early last year, Jacqui has done a tremendous job leading and developing the Thomas Cook Sport business.

“I’d like to personally thank her for her efforts, and, on behalf of everyone at Thomas Cook, we wish her well for the future.”