Thomas Cook Group plc has appointed Andrew Flintham as Managing Director of its UK business. Andrew will take responsibility of the day-to-day operations in the UK from March 2018.

Most recently as Commercial Director for TUI UK&I, Andrew has a wealth of tour operating experience in the UK market. Andrew has spent over ten years at TUI UK&I; prior to becoming Commercial Director his roles included Mainstream Planning Director, Aviation Planning Director and Planning & Trading Director. Before joining TUI, Andrew began his career in travel with British Airways in 1998.

Former UK Managing Director Chris Mottershead has moved into the role of Chief of UK Source Market & Group Differentiated Product, meaning he will take responsibility for the relationship with Thomas Cook Group’s most important partners and hotel procurement, along with the service and experience that customers enjoy in those hotels when in resort.

Andrew will report directly into Chris, who retains overall responsibility for the UK source market alongside his new responsibilities.

Andrew said: “I’m very excited to be joining Thomas Cook to lead the UK business at such an interesting time for the tour operating industry. Their customer at our heart strategy is a great proposition – I am looking forward to next year.”