Travelforce has announced that as of 1 March 2010 Andrew Ross, the company’s founder, will no longer act as Chief Executive Officer.
The move is part of a series of management changes in a restructure designed to position the business for its next phase of development.
Established in 1976, Travelforce has grown under Ross’ exemplary leadership to be recognised as one of Australia’s leading travel management companies. From an initial team of 3, it now has an annual turnover of $60million and is staffed by over 50 personnel.
Ross, who will continue as the company’s Executive Chairman, said ‚I will still play a significant role in Travelforce’s executive decision making, however by handing over the every day running of the business, I will be able to focus on specific projects and areas of the company’s development.
I am very pleased to announce Wayne Swaysland, Travelforce Director of Sales, as my successor. Wayne has played an integral role at Travelforce since 1999 and I have no doubt that he is the right person to lead the company into the next decade.‛
Swaysland, who has worked in his current role as Director of Sales for over 5 years, has embraced the opportunity saying, ‘Travelforce is built on an outstanding business reputation and will continue to evolve in an ever changing market and set the standard for corporate travel.‛
In addition to Swaysland’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Michael Gunn has been named as the company’s new Director of Sales and Marketing and Susan Olding will move into the role of Chief Operations Officer.