10 November 2021, Virtual
London, UK - November 2021
London, UK - December 2021
HRS has appointed a new UK managing director replacing Jon West, who is leaving to take up a role as chief commercial officer at the Lido Group in Sydney, Australia.
He will be replaced by former sales director at Travelodge, Andy Besent.
West’s move follows HRS’ announcement in May this year that it had invested in the Lido Group through a strategic partnership.
Besent is joined by Ian Blackie, who has been appointed as the new sales director for the UK market. Prior to joining HRS, Blackie was previously at Qatar Airways, where he was manager, global corporate sales.
Besent said: “HRS has a great track record in the industry and keeps innovating to bring new solutions to the travel management. I am excited to be joining the company and looking forward to carrying on the great work that has been achieved to date, along with creating new opportunities to continue the growth path of HRS in the UK.”