Intrepid Group has reshuffled its senior management team following four consecutive years of growth.
The new leadership team, which is responsible for implementing Intrepid’s 2025 strategy, includes its first chief financial officer since it returned to private ownership in 2015.
Michael Burnett will join the adventure travel company in January 2020 after a role at Helloworld overseeing the transformation of the Australian Stock Exchange business.
Brett Mitchell has been promoted from managing director APAC to chief commercial officer to be responsible for all regional sales and marketing offices.
Natalie Kidd will expand her role from managing director of PEAK DMC to become Intrepid’s chief operating officer, managing its third party operators, the company’s commitment to B Corp and climate positivity.
Chief purpose officer Leigh Barnes will take on the new role of chief customer officer and will be responsible for customer experience, digital and brand.
"I’m thrilled to have assembled such an experienced and dedicated senior team to lead our business into the future," James Thornton, Intrepid’s chief executive officer, said.
"The incredible growth of Intrepid has always been driven by the passion of our staff, so as we grow and evolve it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to provide new opportunities to people who share our vision of changing the way people see the world."
The B Corp certified business is set to celebrate its fourth consecutive year of growth - in 2018 its revenue increased by 17% and its earnings before interest or taxes was almost $15 million.
On Burnett’s appointment, Thornton added: "As we grow to become a truly global business, we wanted a financial leader who can accelerate our transformation.
“Not only does Michael bring a wealth of expertise to Intrepid, he also shares our commitment to balancing purpose and profit."
Recruitment for the new role of chief people officer will begin by the end of the year.
Intrepid now has more than 2,300 staff and tour leaders across more than 40 offices around the world.