Travelport has named former British Airways senior manager, Ian Heywood, to the newly created post of head of strategic planning, global supplier services. He reports to Bryan Conway, Travelport’s global head of commercial operations and supplier services. Heywood will focus on the development and execution of the company’s global vision and strategy for its air, rail and cruise supplier customers.
Working closely with Travelport’s four regional supplier leaders - Dan Westbrook (Americas); Robin Ranken (Europe); Will Owen Hughes (Middle East and Africa) and Andrew Middleton (Asia Pacific) – Heywood’s role has been established to ensure Travelport offers a consistent, global approach to airlines worldwide to help them maximize their yields and increase revenue streams through the GDS channel. Account management responsibility for individual airlines and supplier customers, including the renewal of full content agreements, remains with regional heads.
Heywood has international travel experience in senior managerial roles for airlines including British Airways, Qantas and Qatar Airways. Most recently Heywood ran a consultancy business servicing JAL and Etihad. Visit www.travelport.com.