Well-known industry identity, Kirsty Orr, has left Traveltek after a 12-year tenure with the travel technology specialist
The Traveltek Group has implemented fairly considerable changes during 2018, including a restructured and much bolstered sales team, the appointment of a new chief technical officer and the opening of new international offices.
The latest change comes following the departure of the firm’s widely-respected chief operating officer, Kirsty Orr, who over the past 12 years has played a significant role in helping to transform the business into the success story it is today.
Speaking of her decision, Kirsty commented: “It wasn’t a conclusion I came to lightly but, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and now feels like the right time for me to move on.
“I’ve done everything in my power to help Traveltek thrive and I’m really proud of what we have achieved together. The company has grown considerably since I joined, particularly in the last 18 months, and is in excellent shape as it looks to embark on the next stage of its ambitious global expansion plan.
“I’ll be following the company - which will always be close to my heart - as it progresses on its journey and I’ve no doubt that headier heights await. Meanwhile, I’m very much looking forward to pursuing new opportunities as I look to the next stage of my career.”
President & CEO, Kenny Picken, said: “Kirsty is a true travel industry professional and a great person on top. She is hugely motivated and her tenacity and commitment to driving us forward during the last 12 years has been instrumental to our success.
“She will be sadly missed, both by colleagues and clients alike. But I fully support her decision, which is the right one for her, and wish her every success in her future endeavours.”
While she hasn’t disclosed what her next move will be, it’s expected that Kirsty will continue to work in the travel industry, where she has amassed over 28 years’ experience; 16 of which held in senior management positions.
Traveltek is expected to announce the appointment of a new operational leader in the coming weeks.