Kathryn Robertson has been promoted to general manager UK & Europe at Air New Zealand. Robertson first joined the team in 2007 as marketing manager UK & Europe and has since held roles in LA and the UK. She takes over the role from Antony Price, who has moved to Air NZ’s Auckland head office s general manager government and corporate sales.
Tracey Spuyman has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Visit USA Association in the UK. Spuyman has joined the association as it develops new programmes and activities for members. She was previously founder and managing director of marketing agency Teamspirit.
Craig Stoehr, chief corporate officer and general counsel of Thomas Cook Group has joined the ABTA board. Stoehr is responsible for the group’s legal, governance, mergers, government affairs and sustainability among other areas, which he will bring to board discussions.
Sally Clayton has been named partnerships manager at Feefo. Clayton joined the team this week to generate new ad maintain existing partnerships. She previously worked at event management company Dellar Davies.
Jenny Hendry has been appointed product development manager at Intrepid Travel. In this newly-created role Hendry will look to expand the operator’s school holidays, private groups and white label business under The School Adventure Company. She joins from Explore and has also previously worked at Chameleon Worldwide.
Claire McCarthy has joined FCm Travel Solutions as business development manager. Based in Aberdeen, McCarthy will focus on growing its client base in the oil and gas sectors in and around the city. She has previously worked at the Malmaison Aberdeen and several Macdonald hotels.
Paul Heery has been named as the new general manager at the Gleneagles Hotel. Heery joins the hotel from The Connaught, London and has also worked at the Merrion Hotel, Dublin and Ritz Carlton in the US. Current GM Bernard Murphy will become managing director in January.
Bruno Delile has been announced as executive vice president long-haul operations at Air France. Delile has more than 25 years of experience in the air industry including several senior vice president roles at the airline.
Maria Chevalier has been appointed global vice president of corporate incubation at Travelport, as the firm looks to develop its corporate and commercial offering. Chevalier will report to chief commercial officer Kurt Ekert and was previously global director of travel and meeting services at HP and Johnson & Johnson, as well as holding several senior roles at BCD Travel and Travel Desk.