TUI Travel plc

TUI Travel PLC Group Management Board Appointment and New Sector Structure

Press Release   •   Sep 27, 2010 15:42 BST

TUI Travel PLC (the Group) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacky Simmonds as Group Human Resources Director and member of the Group Management Board (GMB) from 01 October 2010.

Jacky replaces Bill Logan, Group HR Director, who is retiring from his role after 12 years with the Group. Bill will remain with TUI Travel PLC in an advisory role to the GMB through 2011.

The structure of TUI Travel PLC has also been refined to reflect the strategic priorities of the Group as it develops. TUI Travel PLC is now organised and managed through four business Sectors: Mainstream, Specialist & Activity, Accommodation & Destinations and Emerging Markets.

Mainstream Sector – comprises the leading tour operator and power brands and operates a fleet of 143 aircraft and circa 3,500 retail shops.

Specialist & Activity Sector – is the world’s largest provider of specialist and experiential travel with the ethos of ‘if you dream of it we can take you there’.

Accommodation & Destinations Sector – sells and provides a range of destination services worldwide including hotel accommodation, transfers, excursions, cruise handling and conferences and events.

Emerging Markets Sector – is a growing portfolio of travel businesses focusing on the specific source markets of Russia & CIS, Brazil, India and China. TUI Russia & CIS was launched in March 2010.

TUI Travel PLC will financially report in the new Sector structure from 01 October 2010.

For further information please contact:

TUI Travel PLC
Lesley Allan
Corporate Communications Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 645 774

Michelle Jeffery
External Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 645 776

Jacky Simmonds biography

Jacky Simmonds joined TUI Travel PLC (First Choice Holidays PLC) as Human Resources Manager in 2000 from The National Magazine Company Ltd (Hearst Corporation). She has progressively held more senior positions across the Mainstream Sector and Group. In 2007 as HR Director of TUI UK & Ireland Jacky played a vital part in the integration of Thomson and First Choice.  In 2009, Jacky was appointed to the role of Group Deputy HR Director where her remit was extended to include Northern Europe.

About TUI Travel PLC

TUI Travel PLC is the world’s leading international leisure travel group operating in approximately 180 countries worldwide. It serves more than 30 million customers in over 27 source markets. Headquartered in the UK, the Group employs approximately 50,000 people and operates a pan-European airline consisting of 143 aircraft.  The company is organised and managed through four business Sectors: Mainstream, Specialist & Activity, Accommodation & Destinations and Emerging Markets. In the financial year ended 30 September 2009 TUI Travel had revenues of £13.9bn and an underlying profit before tax of £366m.