New role for travelsupermarket MD

Chris Nixon, managing director of travelsupermarket.com is to change role.

He has taken the decision to concentrate on the commercial development of the company and recruit a replacement managing director to oversee the strategic expansion of the business.

He said: “Due to the rapid expansion of the business and so many more challenges we have in the pipeline, I feel I need to focus my strengths on the areas of the company which I can have the biggest impact on, those being the commercial input and development.

“The success of travelsupermarket.com and the speed of growth, together with the ambitious plans for the future I feel means that we need someone in the managing director’s role with international experience at senior level.”

Chris will remain acting managing director until a successor is found, after which he will take up the full-time role of commercial director.

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Simon Nixon, Chief Executive of Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC, said: “Chris’ leadership has been outstanding over the past three years. His drive and focus on the business has enabled it to become a top travel website, the fourth biggest site in its sector*.

“We look forward to the benefits of this new structure which will enhance the business to meet future growth and expansion challenges.”

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