Director – Leisure and Hospitality
Fiona has over 25 years of international travel and hospitality industry knowledge. She started her career with a boutique hotel chain, as its Junior Manager, learning all areas of hotel operations including sales, service and management, before crossing over into leisure travel with TUI, where she developed from Consultant to Progression Regional Sales Manager. She then moved to Co-op Travelcare (Thomas Cook), becoming its Training and Development Manager. In 2005, Fiona moved to Cape Town, South Africa, and became Head of Sales, Operations and Organisation Development for Go2Africa.com, adding luxury FIT management and online travel to her portfolio of skills. After several successful years, she returned to leisure travel, as Pentravel’s National Sales and Organisation Development Manager.
In 2013, Fiona co-founded Big Ambitions, helping prominent international travel businesses recruit and train travel people.
In her current role, she leverages her vast network of contacts together with her knowledge and passion for travel and hospitality technology to source, identify and place industry talent, globally.
Tel: +44 (0) 796 177 5221