EasyJet holidays promotes Paul Bixby and Matt Callaghan

EasyJet holidays has made two promotions to its senior leadership team in newly-created positions.

Former commercial and sourcing director Paul Bixby has been named the operator’s chief commercial officer while Matt Callaghan has been promoted to chief operating officer from his previous role as director of customer and operations.

Prior to joining easyJet holidays, Bixby spent more than 20 years working for Tui.

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Announcing his promotion in a post on Linkedin, he said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to take on the new role of chief commercial officer [at] easyJet holidays.

“In my 25 years in the travel industry, moving to easyJet in August 2019 was the most thrilling, exciting and nervous move I have ever made. The journey has been incredible, filled with countless learning experiences and moments of growth to get us to where we are now, which is the fastest growing tour operator in the UK.

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the teams I’ve had the pleasure of working with and all that support the continued success of easyJet holidays. Your dedication, enthusiasm, support and relentless ambition for success has been nothing short of inspiring.”

He added: “We have only just scratched the surface and there are many more exciting things to come. We will continue to keep pushing boundaries, embracing innovation and building upon the strong foundation laid over the last five years.”

Callaghan first joined easyJet holidays in 2019 at customer director and head of group business resilience.

Before that, he held roles at British Airways and Deloitte. He is also a board member and non-executive director for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

“I’m thrilled to share I have taken on the role of chief operating officer at easyJet holidays,” he wrote on Linkedin.

“In my new role, I’ll continue to champion customer centricity whilst spearheading our ambitious growth strategies.

“I can’t wait to embark on this new chapter of my career and our business, to win for our customers, shareholders, people and destinations.”

A spokesperson for easyJet holidays said: “As the UK’s fastest growing tour operator and with our sights set on further growth in 2024, we’re pleased to have introduced the new roles of chief commercial officer and chief operating officer to our business and are delighted to have appointed Paul Bixby and Matt Callaghan to these positions.

“We look forward to the next easyJet holidays chapter with our talented management board and remarkable team helping us deliver our ambitious plans.”

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