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Julian Eccles to head PR at Travelport as Kate Aldridge steps down

Julian Eccles has joined Travelport as its new vice-president for PR and corporate communications. He replaces Kate Aldridge who has decided to leave the company later this year.

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Kate Aldridge to quit comms & PR role at Travelport

Eccles’ previous roles include vice-president corporate communications at Millicom and communications director positions at Sky, the UK Communications regulator Ofcom, The English Football Association as well as Special Adviser at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He began his PR career working at the PR agency Hill & Knowlton working with a variety of global clients.

Travelport chief executive Gordon Wilson said: “I am delighted Julian will be joining the Travelport team. His background in promoting rapidly-changing companies combined with an exceptional breadth of experience will help us tell our growth and transformation story in even more compelling ways. I would also like to pay tribute to the fantastic work done by Kate in her time at Travelport. She has been a major contributor to the company’s reputation globally and was pivotal in the communications element of our successful IPO in September 2014.”

Julian Eccles said: “Travelport operates in a highly competitive and fast-moving environment so I relish the opportunity of joining the team and engaging new audiences with the company.”

 

Travelport recently announced it had increased its revenue by 6% to $2.35 billion in 2016 as the company expanded its range of products and services to clients in more than 180 countries.

 

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