Thomas Cook’s chief executive for e-commerce Thomas Doering is to leave the business, the company has confirmed ahead of its business update in November.
Doering will be replaced by Susan Duinhoven, former chief executive of western Europe, who will continue to develop the group’s web activities. She has previously worked with brands including McKinsey and Unilever.
A spokeswoman for Thomas Cook Group said: “Susan’s background and experience will be critical as we strengthen our online presence which is an important additional channel for our future in every part of the business.”
Doering, who has been with the company for 11 years, was charged in 2010 with leading Cook’s plans to become a leading online travel agency.
He has now decided to “pursue a new opportunity outside of travel” and will be leaving the group at the end of this month. A company spokesperson added: “We wish Thomas well in the future.”