Luxury travel company Scott Dunn appoints new CEO
Sonia Davies has been appointed CEO of leading luxury travel company Scott Dunn. Davies joined Scott Dunn as Chief Operating Officer in January 2018 having worked across a number of different industries, including Chief Commercial Officer at private aviation company NetJets and European Change Director at Sysco. These roles, along with eight years in strategy consulting at Bain & Company and The Parthenon Group, have given Sonia significant experience leading and working with UK-based, as well as pan-European and global teams.
“We are thrilled that Sonia will be leading Scott Dunn through this exciting time for the business,” says Andrew Dunn, Scott Dunn Founder and Global President. “We are continuing to grow and her expertise will ensure that Scott Dunn remains the leading UK luxury travel company, whilst further expanding its footprint around the world”.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Davies was responsible for the company’s global business operations of Marketing, People, IT and Product. Most recently she has managed the acquisition and integration of Asian-based tour operator Country Holidays, which now trades as Scott Dunn in Singapore and Hong Kong. In her new role, the London-based Davies will continue the strong growth of the Scott Dunn and Imagine brands in the UK market and the accelerated growth of the Scott Dunn brand in the USA and Asia, ensuring the consistent delivery of exceptional vacations.
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“I am very much looking forward to taking on this new role at Scott Dunn”, says Davies. “After joining the company just under a year ago, the growth in business from the UK and globally has been very positive. I look forward to supporting the team and continuing the expansion of the business into 2019 and beyond”.
Former CEO Simon Russell will relocate to San Diego in the spring and take up the role of International Director to further develop Scott Dunn’s global expansion.
Founded over 30 years ago by Andrew Dunn, Scott Dunn is one of the world’s most experienced luxury travel companies. With offices in the UK, San Diego, Hong Kong and Singapore, its global team of travel specialists offer guests round-the-clock support, arranging bespoke vacations and honeymoons with exceptional five-star service. As well as creating customized itineraries, Scott Dunn operates fully-serviced villas in the Mediterranean, ski chalets in the Alps and highly professional Explorers kids’ clubs in select destinations throughout the world.