Helloworld Limited (HLO) today announced the appointment of Gregory Lording as Group General Manager Wholesale.
Mr Lording joins Helloworld after spending the last 15 years with Flight Centre Limited. During his time at Flight Centre Mr Lording was most recently Global Leader of the Corporate TMC Division, FCM Travel Solutions, and also spent 3 years as President of Flight Centre’s corporate division for the America’s managing operations in both North and South America.
Helloworld Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Burnes, said he was delighted that Mr Lording was taking on this vital role within the Helloworld business. “The Helloworld wholesale businesses across Australia, New Zealand and the United States are an integral part of our travel distribution business and I’m very confident that under Mr Lording’s leadership they will continue to provide outstanding products and services to our agency networks in Australia, New Zealand and North America”.
Mr Burnes also thanked Peter Egglestone for his leadership of the business over the last 4 years, stating “Peter Egglestone has done a tremendous job steering the Wholesale businesses through a difficult transition period for Helloworld Limited and prior to that played integral roles in the business including its commercial and retail divisions. I thank Peter for his contribution and wish him all the very best for the future”.
The appointment of Mr Lording now completes the restructure of the Senior Management Team within the wholesale business – headed by Helloworld Executive Director Cinzia Burnes – following on from the appointment of Joe McCormack as General Manager Procurement and David Green as General Manager Sales. Together with Jason Buckley in New Zealand & Gary Goldner in Los Angeles, Mr Burnes stated that this team will continue to grow and develop Helloworld’s Wholesale businesses in the years ahead.
“Our Wholesale businesses are incredibly important to the overall business mix within Helloworld. Our agents need a very comprehensive range of product at competitive prices backed up by great customer service, 24/7 on the ground assistance for passengers and access to a wide array of sporting and other events together with experiential product”.