Richard Mortimore, who has over 20 years working with some of the world’s
major airlines, has been appointed Managing Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions.For the past seven years, Mortimore has been International Director of
Sales, Marketing and Reservations for US Airways. Previously he held
managerial posts with United Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin
Atlantic and Air Europe.
“RTE has built its success on leading and challenging the international
travel and tourism industry, identifying new business opportunities,
stimulating business contact and helping our customers to stay in touch with
the very latest trends and developments,” said Tom Nutley, RTE’s Chairman.
“We are a company of change and innovation, unafraid to seek creative and
different business solutions that will help our customers get and retain a
head start. Richard Mortimore’s vast experience, particularly in the airline
industry, will bring us new ideas and fresh perspectives on how we continue
to build on this success in the future.
“He has a thorough understanding of technology with a proven track record in
bringing together cross-functional teams for highly motivated customer
RTE is currently responsible for 15 exhibitions worldwide, covering travel,
tourism, incentive, meetings and niche sectors such as luxury, golf and city
breaks. Its flagship event is World Travel Market held in London in
Mortimore, aged 46, will manage the day-to-day running of the business with
effect from 1 May.
He said:” Reed Travel Exhibitions is a world market leader that is
undergoing an exciting phase in its excellent history. I am particularly
impressed with the people, the team spirit and the culture.
“I look forward to working with the team at Reed and to continue to develop
the business in a positive, adventurous and dynamic way.”
Among his roles, Mortimore was Area Commercial Controller, UK & Ireland at
Scandinavian Airlines System; General Manager, Italy and European Controller
and Business Manager at United Airlines; Route Manager in Japan and Manager
Revenue Accounting at Virgin Atlantic Airlines and Scheduled Services
Finance Manager at Air Europe.