Travelport appoints three non-executive directors

Former Sabre chief executive Michael Durham is among three non-executive directors appointed by Travelport following its recent listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Durham, currently a board director at Hertz, is joined by ex-United Airlines’ parent UAL Corporation strategy executive vice-president Douglas Hacker and former Visa executive vice-president Elizabeth Buse.

Travelport chairman Douglas Steenland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth, Mike and Doug to our board, each of whom are seasoned business executives who will bring significant expertise in travel, technology and payments to Travelport’s brand.

“Under the leadership of chief executive Gordon Wilson, Travelport has been transformed from a traditional GDS into a next generation travel commerce platform.

“The company has made enormous progress in leveraging this platform to extend its reach across all components of the travel value chain with its air and beyond air offerings.

“We are confident that Elizabeth, Mike and Doug will make strong contributions to the ongoing realization of our strategic plan for the benefit of our public shareholders.”

With the appointments, Travelport’s board now consists of eight members, all, with the exception of Wilson, are independent non-executives.

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