Lesley Rollo is appointed CEO – UK at dnata Travel Group

London, UK, 30th January 2024: dnata Travel Group announced the appointment of Lesley Rollo as its Chief Executive Officer, UK. In her new role, Lesley will oversee the Group’s operations, covering its seven UK-based brands. She will be based between the travel service provider’s offices in London and Leyland, and will report into John Bevan, global CEO of the dnata Travel Group. Lesley will commence in her new role on 1 February, 2024.

The dnata Travel Group represents the travel division of dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider. Part of the Emirates Group, the group’s history is rooted in Dubai and consists of more than 15 leading international travel brands, with coverage across the world. Its UK portfolio includes B2C brands Travelbag, Travel Republic, and Netflights, and B2B brands Gold Medal, Pure Luxury, Cruise Plus, and Incredible Journeys.

Lesley has been part of the dnata Travel Group for almost five years as Managing Director for Travelbag. Prior to joining the Group, Lesley served as Managing Director – Longhaul for Travelopia based in the UK, a leading collection of global brands focused on experiential travel.

Lesley Rollo, CEO dnata Travel Group – UK, commented: “I’m thrilled to announce my new role and excited to work with our exceptional teams to shape the future together. I'm ready for the challenges and eager to make an impact across our UK business and wider dnata Travel Group.”

John Bevan, CEO, dnata Travel Group added: “Lesley brings a wealth of experience from her previous role leading our UK-based Travelbag brand and being a key member of our UK board. She is highly regarded within the industry, having extensive prior experience within tour operating across a variety of well-known travel businesses. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lesley for several years, and know her ability to navigate our industry, inspire our teams, and drive continued strategic vision and innovation, which makes her an ideal fit for this position to continue to grow our UK brands.

“As she embarks on a new chapter, we would also like to thank Ailsa Pollard for her commitment and contributions to the dnata Travel Group. A key member of the team for over a decade, she has played an integral and dynamic role in our global success story. On behalf of the Group, we wish her every success in the future.”

Find out more about the dnata Travel Group and its range of global travel brands at www.dnata.com/travel.