Kuoni UK has appointed a new national sales manager to focus on non-partner agent relationships.

Brad Bennetts will report into Helen Roberts in the newly created role.

Bennetts joins Kuoni on April 22 from Africa Collection where he was sales manager for more than ten years.

Speaking about the appointment Roberts said: “Brad is widely respected in the trade and already has fantastic relationships with many of our key agents.  He’s got great ideas, energy and commercial drive and we’re very much looking forward to him joining our team and representing Kuoni within the trade to build on new and existing relationships.”

Katie Daniels will report in to Bennetts and Lucy Ellingham will continue to work with Kuoni partner stores, reporting into Roberts.

The appointment follows a consultation period and restructure of the operator’s call centre sales team. Kuoni confirmed this week that four staff at its Dorking call centre had been made redundant and will leave later this month.