Travel commerce platform Travelport has appointed former Sky communications director Julian Eccles as vice president for PR and corporate communications.
Eccles replaces Kate Aldridge who will leave the company ‘later in the year’.
Julian’s previous roles include VP corporate communications at the international telecoms and media company Millicom and communications director positions at the European broadcaster Sky, the UK Communications regulator Ofcom, The English Football Association as well as Special Adviser at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
He began his PR career working at the PR agency Hill + Knowlton working with a variety of global clients.
Gordon Wilson, CEO at Travelport, said: “I am delighted Julian will be joining the Travelport team. His background in promoting rapidly-changing companies combined with an exceptional breadth of experience will help us tell our growth and transformation story in even more compelling ways.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the fantastic work done by Kate in her time at Travelport. She has been a major contributor to the company’s reputation globally and was pivotal in the communications element of our successful IPO in September 2014.”
Eccles said: “Travelport operates in a highly competitive and fast-moving environment so I relish the opportunity of joining the team and engaging new audiences with the company.”