Stephen joins Travelport from Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, where he is currently CEO of its Consumer Division, responsible for both the consumer business and digital divisions globally. Stephen’s appointment will become effective on January 4, 2016.

As Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen will lead Travelport’s customer-focussed teams in Air, Agency, Hospitality and Digital Media around the world, as well as having global responsibility for customer engagement, product strategy, marketing and market research. Based in Travelport’s global headquarters in Langley, UK, Stephen will report directly into President and CEO, Gordon Wilson.