GLOBUS Australasia will complete its first change of leadership in 20 years next month as Gai Tyrrell takes over as managing director (TD breaking news yesterday).
Having announced her resignation as the regional head of Hawaiian Airlines last week (TD Fri), Tyrrell was yesterday confirmed as the successor to Stewart Williams, who stepped down from Globus in Feb after leading local operations since 1998 (TD 08 Feb).
“I am delighted to be joining the Globus family and I very much look forward to sharing my expertise with the team, as we build on past achievements and shape an even stronger future for the Australasia business,” Tyrrell said of her new role.
“It’s an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to lead the business in our region to exciting growth ahead,” she said.
Globus has been led in Australia over the past four months by interim md and director of sales Peter Douglas, who welcomed Tyrrell’s appointment.
“The Globus family of brands is at a very exciting point in its 90-year history and Gai will play a big part in leading us into the future as we envisage continued growth across our Avalon, Globus, Cosmos and Monograms brands,” Douglas said.
Globus president and ceo Scott Nisbet said Tyrrell brought a deep appreciation of travel agency partners, “which she rightly views as a top priority”.