Paul will be responsible for the ongoing development, management and execution of Capita Travel and Events’ digital strategy to support customer needs and the business’ growth.
Trevor Elswood, chief commercial officer, Capita Travel and Events, said: “Digital is critical for meeting procurement’s needs and improving traveller and delegate experiences. We are delighted Paul is joining us to build on the investment we are making in this area. We are very clear about the ways technology can transform business travel, meetings and events, and Paul’s appointment will help shape the steps we take to support our growth.”
Speaking about joining Capita Travel and Events, Paul said: “The business has a reputation for listening to customer and supplier needs and building the solutions that meet them. Creating intuitive online technologies is one thing but Capita is looking beyond today’s digital capabilities. It is this openness to the potential of digital, backed by passionate people and an innovative and focused business, which I find really exciting.”
Paul has over 20 years’ business travel technology experience. He joins Capita Travel and Events from Maybourne Hotel Group where he was group IT director. Prior to Maybourne, Paul was vice president of corporate solutions at Travelport. He formerly held various positions at HRG with responsibility for technologies including self-booking, data reporting and expense management. His roles included group director of technology and product development and, simultaneously, chief information officer – travel platform, for HRG’s wholly owned travel and expense management company.