Thomson deputy md lands top role

The Thomson Travel Group will promote deputy managing director Shaun Powell to managing director.

Powell has held the role on a temporary basis since Richard Bowden-Doyle left the post in October to head a review of Thomson’s UK business.

Powell was promoted from marketing and commercial director to deputy managing director last year. He retained responsibility for marketing while a replacement was sought. He now hands his marketing brief to head of advertising and branding Breffni Walsh.

A Thomson spokeswoman declined to comment on Powell’s new role but confirmed the company is still looking for a board-level marketing director.

Sources say that when the UK review has been completed, Bowden-Doyle will move to an unspecified new role within the group.

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