Former Thomas Cook CEO to join travel software firm
6th May 2014
intuitive are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Ailles to the position of Chairman of the board. Ian has extensive experience in the travel industry, most recently spending 3 years as CEO of Thomas Cook. Ailles also served in a number of senior management roles at Wyndham.
Following the December 2012 MBO backed by NVM Private Equity partners, Paul Nixon, Managing Director of intuitive, has selected a strong senior management team to build on intuitive’s success and further accelerate the growth. Commenting on Ian Ailles’ appointment, Nixon said “Ian’s appointment will further strengthen the intuitive board bringing valuable travel industry knowledge and business experience to support us as we strive to implement our strategy.”
Ailles commented “I am delighted to be joining the intuitive board at such an exciting time in its development. The business is going from strength to strength and I look forward to being an important part of its growth.”
2014 has started strongly for intuitive with 20% growth in resources alongside a number of significant new customer wins. Aligned to this has been some exciting product developments such as a Channel Manager module.