Davies joins from Air Charter Service and will be tasked with further driving Cookson’s recent rapid growth, with sales up 33% on last year.
He brings a decade’s experience across sales and operations in the luxury travel sector after starting his career with Trailfinders before assuming the role of general manager at Abercrombie & Kent’s Harrods and City offices.
Ahead of his move to Cookson, Davies was travel director at Air Charter Service, in charge of a team of travel consultants tasked with managing personal travel arrangements and concierge services for the company’s private jet clients.
At Cookson, Davies will oversee the operator’s project management team, help attract new suppliers and deliver new product.
“The reputation of Cookson Adventures is unrivalled across the luxury travel industry, and I am looking forward to the challenge of promoting the company’s incredibly high standards,” said Davies.
“These are standards developed over a decade of being at the forefront of the market and ones that need to be upheld to retain this position. We will continue to expand our network of international suppliers and experts so we can continue to build trips that push the boundaries of travel for our global clientele.
“Clients come to Cookson Adventures expecting journeys that mix elegance, innovation and an unprecedented level of personalisation and it is my job to make sure that is delivered.”
Cookson Adventures was founded in 2009 by adventurer Henry Cookson and has built a reputation for offering “world first” travel experiences.
Chief executive Adam Sebba added: “In light of impressive growth figures for Cookson Adventures this year, it is timely to introduce someone of Nick’s pedigree to the business, given his successes across the travel sector.
“A decade on from Henry Cookson founding the business, our vision remains the same; to provide unique and elegant adventures to the curious and the daring.
“Nick’s knowledge of the industry and his fresh take on the ideas that we have will be integral to us in building on this vision, driving our expansion plans both in the UK market and internationally, where we have great aspirations.”