Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam as divisional director–travel. Pilbeam, who was most recently at loyalty program Avios, replaces Richard Mortimore, who moved to become chief executive of Reed Exhibitions UK in 2014. ++ American Express Global Business Travel has announced the appointment of Jennifer Charlton to the position of vice president of the company. She will also assume the title of head of supplier relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Charlton, who joins the company from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will be based in London and lead GBT’s supplier strategies and initiatives in the EMEA region. ++ Former TUI director Kathryn (Ward) Darbandi joining rival Thomas Cook and the Co-operative retail network as UK retail director. Ward left TUI last October after 28 years with the company, most recently as retail, contact centers and financial services director. She will take up her new post with Thomas Cook at the beginning of April, reporting directly to Salman Syed, managing director Thomas Cook UK & Ireland. She will also join the UK management team. Meanwhile, Thomas Cook head of retail Joanna Wild has decided to leave the company.
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