Riona Mc Grath is succeeding Sinead Reilly as Country manager for Ireland at Travelport. Ms Reilly held the role for six years before taking on the new role of strategic account director for Travelport in the Northern European region.
The appointment confirms information given to Travel Extra by senior Travelport executives in London, who said that the company would apply an Irishperson to the role, maintaining that it’s important to have a local face in charge,
From 2016 to 2018 McGrath was head of sales and marketing for International House Dublin, an English language training school and a member of the International House World Organisation, one of the largest English language teaching and teacher training organisations in the world. Prior to this, she held numerous management positions at CarTrawler, a B2B travel technology platform providing multimodal transport solutions in the vehicle rental sector, where she spent six years.
Paul Broughton said: “I am delighted to welcome Riona to Travelport as the new country manager to lead our important operation in Ireland. Her wealth of commercial, sales and account management experience will enable us to further build on the recent successes that we have seen in the region.”
Mc Grath, educated in Malahide Community School and DCU, said: “This is an exciting time for Travelport and I’m delighted to be leading its highly knowledgeable and experienced team in Ireland. It’s my aim to increase the strong presence and capability that Travelport has in the country to further help the Irish travel industry provide travellers with more choice, more personalisation and more flexibility than ever before.”
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