Riviera Travel chief commercial officer to leave

Riviera Travel chief commercial officer to leave

Jim Forward, chief commercial officer with Riviera Travel, will leave the business to become chief executive of Hoburne Group.

The latter is a holiday and property development company based in the south-west.

Phil Hullah, Riviera chief executive, commented: “I want to pay tribute to Jim.

“In his three years with Riviera, he has made a major contribution developing a highly-focussed and effective marketing and commercial approach.

“He has excellent business acumen and was a fine colleague.

“I am sure that both he and Hoburne will thrive. Personally, I wish Jim and his family well as they move their focus to the south-west.”

With the search for a permanent replacement underway, ex-Saga Travel chief executive, Robin Shaw, has been drafted in to provide the Riviera team with additional business and commercial support.

Forward commented: “I am sorry to be leaving Riviera.

“Moving on to Hoburne Group will provide me with a new and different challenge, but I very much enjoyed my time at Riviera, the business has a very bright future, and I learned a great deal working with Phil and the team.”

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