Flight Centre Names Laura Kern Director Of Global Product For Corporate Procurement
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has expanded its Global Corporate
Product Team with the appointment of Laura Kern as its new Toronto-based
Director of Global Product for Corporate Procurement in Northern America
FCTG says Kern’s appointment to this newly created position will
consolidate the reach and performance of its Global Corporate Product program,
which builds and maintains preferred partnerships with hotel and car rental
suppliers to increase land bookings with FCTG’s corporate brands worldwide.
These include FCm Travel Solutions, Corporate Traveller and Stage and Screen
Kern will be responsible for managing and strengthening FCTG’s
partnerships with its North American supplier partners and will lead the
development of corporate product offerings as well as their delivery and
distribution, marketing, promotion and training via FCTG’s corporate sales,
business development and account management teams.
Previously the Director of Corporate Product for FCTG’s corporate brands
in Canada, Kern brings 15 years of experience with the FCTG in a variety of
consultant and leadership roles.
“This new position will enable our team to have a dedicated and
on-the-ground focus in this region, which is a key area in our global corporate
land development strategy,” said Andrew Gallard, Flight Centre Corporate
Executive Director Global Product. “Laura’s appointment will maximize value in
evolving our global partner relationships with preferred suppliers, to increase
margin and grow opportunities through analytics, planning and contract