Travelport has appointed Scott Barber to the role of managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
He replaces Kaylene Shuttlewood who has held the role for the past three years.
This is Barber’s tenth year with Travelport, with his most recent role being the director of commercial strategy, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.
Since 2015, he has played an instrumental part in defining the team strategy driving the growth of the Asia Pacific region for Travelport.
Prior to that, Barber was based in Sydney having held roles managing a number of key customers in the region.
With this new appointment, he will be responsible for managing operations and reinforcing Travelport’s business in Australia and New Zealand.
Barber will continue to report to Mark Meehan, managing director, Asia Pacific, for Travelport, based in Singapore.
Commenting on the announcement, Meehan said: “Scott’s return to Sydney will allow him to fulfil a key regional leadership role.
“With our highly differentiated travel commerce platform Scott will be well-positioned to further accelerate the recent successes that we have seen in the region, from new customer acquisitions to the growing strength of our online business.
He added, “I would also like to recognise the great work done by Kaylene during her time with Travelport. Her passion and energy for the business and our customers has made her a fantastic ambassador for the company as she strengthened Travelport’s priorities in the region.
“On behalf of the team, I would like to wish Kaylene all the best for this new phase in her career.”