The Appointment Group brings in new chairman, CTO and CPO

Trio of senior hires by event and travel specialist include Terry Williamson as non-executive chairman of the board.

The Appointment Group (TAG) has appointed Terry Williamson as non-executive chairman of the board.

Williamson brings over 30 years of experience within travel and private equity sectors. He started his career in finance and has held senior roles in travel, such as managing director of UK Tour Operations for Thomas Cook Group.

He will chair TAG’s board, working alongside Steve Barrass, CEO; Nick Stone, CFO; and John Gianquitto, founder and president.

"Terry’s vast background in travel and private equity investment, along with his proven boardroom leadership experience, are a great addition to TAG," said Gianquitto.

TAG has also hired Stuart Mackay as its new chief technology officer (CTO) and Jennifer Pratt as chief people officer (CPO).

Mackay has a successful background in business and IT transformation, having most recently held the position of IT programme director in Travis Perkins.

Pratt’s most recent role was as executive director of HR at Crown Agents. In her new role, she will oversee TAG’s people development and talent acquisition, as well as lead the overall workplace and employee experience.


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