Nau joins the villa specialist from the OTA, the UK’s sixth largest Atol holder, where he was managing director EMEA.
He brings 16 years travel industry experience across tour operating and online selling.
Prior to his role at Expedia, Nau headed up Tui’s hotel contracting team and managed its car hire division.
“I’m very excited to be joining James Villa Holidays, a company with such clear focus and a differentiated customer experience,” said Nau.
“The quality of the James offering and the companies successful track record is impressive and I am convinced it is perfectly set up to capture the growing market for vacation rentals offering the consumer a clear promise of quality, safety and hassle free experience.”
Henrik Kjellberg, chief executive of James Villa parent Awaze, formerly European Vacation Rentals, added: “We’re delighted to have Andreas join the senior leadership team at James Villas and take over this role.
“He brings a wealth of industry experience which we’re sure will stand him in good stead in this key position and help him take the brand from strength to strength.”