Tui UK and Ireland has confirmed that director of distribution and sales Fraser Ellacott is to leave the business at the end of June.
Ellacott has been with the firm for 11 years and is taking up a senior management position at Rentalcars.com, near to his home in Cheshire.
Helen Caron’s current position as managing director of Thomson Cruises will be extended and she will become director of distribution and cruise.
During his time with the business Ellacott has been director of engineering for First Choice and then Thomson Airways. He was more recently managing director of Thomson Cruises before taking up his most recent position developing Tui’s multi-channel approach to distribution.
Caron will be supported by the existing team and Chris Jones, who joins from Carphone Warehouse as director of customer operations.
Nick Longman, managing director of Tui UK and Ireland, said: “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Fraser after 11 years with the business. His passion and energy has driven significant change and helped us build the successful business we are today and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him and wish him well in his new role.
“I am also delighted that Helen Caron has been appointed as our director of distribution and Cruise. Helen has strong experience in distribution from previous roles within Tui UK and Ireland and more recently has driven significant innovation and growth for our cruise business.
“Her focus will be to further strengthen our distribution channels to maximise value for cruise and the wider holiday business. I’ve no doubt she’ll bring the same tenacity to her extended role as she focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience for customers across all of our channels, alongside the evolution of our cruise holidays.”