Langley, UK, 3 June 2019: Travelport Worldwide Limited has welcomed Phil Donnelly as its new Chief People Officer. Mr Donnelly joins the company today and will be based in Travelport’s global headquarters in Langley, Berkshire, UK.
As Chief People Officer, Phil performs a fundamental role in the execution of Travelport’s strategy, driven by the belief that the right talent is what makes a company succeed. Most recently, Phil was Chief Talent Officer at Borden Ladner Gervais, Canada’s largest full-service law firm. Prior to that he was Chief People Officer at White and Case, a US-headquartered global law firm. Phil was previously the Managing Director of Human Resources for the private equity investment firm Dubai International Capital and European Head of Human Resources at Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company. He spent five years as Global People Leader for the Ernst and Young Corporate Finance business.
Phil’s early career included six years as a Flight Lieutenant in Britain’s Royal Air Force. He has a BA in Economics from Manchester University and an MA in Human Resource Management from Bristol Business School.
Commenting on Phil’s appointment, Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport said: “A relentless focus on talent, its development and acquisition is fundamental to the success of Travelport going forward. Phil brings this together with truly international experience of business transformation and changing business operating models at scale. He is a welcome addition to our leadership team and joins the company at a very exciting time as we have just moved from the public markets into private ownership.”
Phil Donnelly said: “I’m delighted to be joining Travelport, a truly global company which recognizes the value of its talent and invests in its people and their development. I’ve spent some time getting to know the business over the last few months and look forward to working with Gordon, the executive management team and all our colleagues in my new role.”
Travelport is the technology company which makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel platform.
Travelport has a leading position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.5 billion in 2018, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K., has over 3,700 employees and is represented in approximately 180 countries and territories.