FCM and Corporate Traveller Announce New Leadership in UK & Ireland
7 June, 2022 – The corporate travel arm of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has announced changes to the senior leadership of its segment-leading business travel brands in the UK & Ireland.
Company veteran Andy Hegley takes the helm at FCM’s UK & Ireland business in a newly created role of Managing Director for the region. Alongside delivering revenue and growth, Hegley will be responsible for amplifying FCM’s strong brand, unique product and compelling service proposition.
Having begun his FCTG career as a Business Development Manager in 2007, Hegley has held a succession of management positions throughout the corporate business including Area Leader and Brand Leader, and most recently, was UK General Manager for sister brand, Corporate Traveller.
Hegley’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for FCM as its game-changing platform and a slew of innovative client solutions gear up to debut across the company‘s portfolio of large national and multi-national clients.
With Hegley’s move to FCM, Corporate Traveller has tapped its wealth of internal talent and named Donna Joines as the new General Manager for Corporate Traveller in the UK. During her time with the SME specialist, Joines has worked in business development and account management, and most recently was Head of UK Operations.
In her latest role, Joines will continue to build upon strong recovery in the SME segment while preparing to roll out Melon – Corporate Traveller’s pivotal travel management platform – to UK clients this year.
FCTG’s Managing Director EMEA Steve Norris said both Hegley and Joines bring unique skills and expertise to their respective roles that will ensure the company’s corporate businesses maintain a positive trajectory in the year ahead.
“Having spent 15 and 14 years respectively as part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, Andy and Donna have both demonstrated tremendous industry know-how and exceptional capabilities that will prove invaluable as we propel the corporate business in the region forward,” Norris said.
“As a longstanding colleague and respected leader across our business, Andy has achieved a highly successful track record in the UK. With corporate travel well and truly revived, I am excited to see how he applies his considerable expertise to FCM, and know he will make an immediate impact in his new role.
“Donna is indicative of the wealth of talented individuals within our business, and I am thrilled to see her take the reins at Corporate Traveller in what is a truly exciting and transformational time for our fastest growing business.”
Hegley and Joines’ appointments are effective immediately.
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FCM is one of the world’s largest travel management companies with a 24/7 reach in over 100 countries. As a trusted travel partner for thousands of national and multi-national organisations, including many household brands, Fortune and FTSE 100 companies, FCM’s agile and flexible technology platform anticipates and solves client needs supported by expert teams who provide in-depth local knowledge and duty of care as part of the ultimate personalised business travel experience. While as the flagship business travel division of the ASX-listed Flight Centre Travel Group, FCM is able to negotiate and deliver access to the widest network of airfares, hotels, and ground transport for unique and best-value solutions. The company recently debuted its new omni-channel platform featuring a ‘first of its kind’ customised end-to-end user experience that will be available to new clients from 2022.
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About Corporate Traveller
Corporate Traveller is the only global TMC catering exclusively to start-ups and mid-market businesses. Established in 1993, the company is present in seven countries where it provides expert tailored advice, dedicated travel managers, and innovative, advanced booking technology to more than 16,000 customers worldwide in a typical year. Being part of industry powerhouse the Flight Centre Travel Group, access to a competitively priced, truly global inventory alongside added-value benefits and exclusive deals comes as standard. Corporate Traveller recently unveiled Melon – its new proprietary, on-the-go travel management platform featuring intuitive navigation and a seamless end-to-end online experience to help customers easily book, manage, and measure the performance of their business travel programmes.
For more information visit www.corptraveller.com/en-gb