The Travel Corporation has today announced that Fiona Dalton, CEO of TTC Australia and Managing Director of Uniworld Australia, will depart the company on 2nd March.
Fiona Dalton, CEO TTC Australia, and Managing Director for Uniworld Australia, will be stepping down from the company on March 2nd to consider the next chapter of her life.
Long time TTC Executive Director, David Hosking, will assume the CEO office responsibilities when Fiona leaves and will work with the company’s talented Australian executive team to execute and drive its recovery strategies.
“Stepping down from this coveted role and from a company as exceptional as TTC is one of the most difficult career decisions I’ll ever make. However, the impact of COVID-19 has irrevocably changed many of us, and for me, it has ignited my desire to consider my next chapter.”
Fiona Dalton, CEO of TTC Australia and Managing Director of Uniworld Australia
“I will be forever grateful to Brett for understanding the decision I have made, and for his inspirational leadership these past 12 months, and to Ellen Bettridge for her mentorship over the last few years.”
“Above all, I will miss working alongside my team and fellow Brand Leaders. They are a strong and stabilising force, and we have achieved so much together over the years. I know not even a pandemic will stand in the way of TTC’s continued success and I look forward to supporting and cheering for each of the brands from the sidelines in the future as the world heals and travel recovers.” Dalton added.
Brett Tollman, Global Chief Executive, said: “Fiona has consistently delivered superior results over the past five years for Uniworld in Australia, and we were excited to have her step into the CEO role last September. However, we recognise that the world has changed immeasurably since Fiona’s appointment was announced, and we subsequently respect Fiona’s decision to resign for personal reasons.”
Tollman continued, “Fiona has led from the front through a very challenging period in our history. She will stay with us until March to continue the important work currently underway to refocus our business for recovery, and setting us in the right direction to capitalise on the pent up demand for travel we know exists in Australia.
“I want to sincerely thank Fiona for her outstanding contributions over the last five years and to wish her well in whichever future direction she chooses.”
Brett Tollman, Global Chief Executive
“We have a very talented and committed team in Australia and I personally look forward to working with them through David Hosking, whom I have worked closely with for over three decades. TTC Australia is in very good hands.”
Tollman concluded, “At the same time we announce Fiona’s departure, we are delighted to announce that Alice Ager has been appointed as General Manager for Uniworld Australia. Reporting directly to Ellen Bettridge and David Hosking, Alice has demonstrated a superior understanding of Australia’s luxury market and has developed deep relationships with her peers and her partners.
She has worked alongside Fiona for nearly three years, and we’re pleased to appoint her into this important role. Despite the challenging market conditions, this decision serves to reinforce our commitment to the brand, to the market and the value we place in succession planning for our people.”
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