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Travel services provider Travelport has appointed Simon Ferguson as its new regional director of the UK and Ireland.
He will take over from Jerome Moisan who is leaving the travel industry.
Ferguson joins the company which, owns two major GDSs Galileo and Worldspan, from Travelzoo where he was general manager for its destinations and network business.
He was also previously chief executive of Travel Weekly Group, a UK travel media group.
During his seven years there, he led a management buy out of former owners Reed Business Information and launched Travolution, an online travel technology publication.
Ferguson will take up his new role on September 12 and report to Jason Clarke, Travelport’s president and managing director for Europe and Brazil.