Gold Medal parent dnata has promoted UK lead John Bevan to a new global role, which will see him relocate to Dubai.
Bevan, dnata Travel Group’s Europe chief executive, will succeed Steve Allen as divisional senior vice-president at dnata Travel Group from 1 June.
Reporting to Allen, he will assume responsibility for all of dnata’s global travel brands across leisure, trade, technology, corporate and destination management.
A search for Bevan’s replacement, to oversee dnata Travel Group’s UK brands, is under way.
"I’m very excited by the opportunity to work with the wider dnata family and to support them in delivering our strategy to emerge stronger from the pandemic," said Bevan.
"It’s been a real pleasure to lead the UK team over the last few years, and after a very challenging 12 months, I’m confident I’m handing over a strong, hard-working, dedicated and professional organisation to my successor.
"Their commitment to working with all of our partners in the UK trade on behalf of our customers here won’t change."
He added: "I’m looking forward to the new challenges ahead, and working with all of our brands to drive synergies and the highest levels of service and product for our customers all over the world.”
Allen said: "John’s a proven leader with many years of expertise and travel industry experience across a wide range of specialisms.
"I look forward to working with him in pursuing our vision for dnata to become the world’s most admired air and travel services provider."
Bevan took over as dnata Travel Europe chief executive in November 2017.
He joined TTG chief executive Dan Pearce to discuss the Covid crisis and positive mental health strategies in the latest edition of Get Travel Leaders Talking.