Road & Rail

Introducing the new managing director of Avis Budget group

The morning tea rosters are going to need a reshuffle at the Avis Budget Group offices as it welcomes its new managing director for the Pacific Region.

Tom Mooney will be taking the reins as of October, leading Avis Budget Group operations and activities in the Pacific Region, ensuring customer excellence, continued upward trajectory growth, employee engagement and overseeing the many mobility initiatives across the region.

As a well-known name in the travel and mobility industry, Tom is a seasoned leader with an outstanding track record for driving growth and strategic execution.

He joins Avis Budget Group from his previous role as CEO at Thrifty Car Rental in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Tom has held several C-suite positions in start-ups and Global corporations alike, such as IAG, NRMA and First Data Corporation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tom to the team, especially during this exciting time as we continue to break new ground in the mobility space,” Mark Servodidio, Avis’ International President said.

“With a first-class career history and extensive industry credentials, we are confident Tom will make a big impact, bringing Australia, New Zealand and Singapore into a united region, transforming the business and taking Pacific’s performance to the next level.”

In the role, Tom will oversee all Pacific regional brands: Avis, Budget, Apex and Show Group, across the region.

“I’m very excited to be stepping into this leadership role at Avis Budget Group,” said Mooney.

“This Global organization is focused on extending its customer reach, excellent product delivery and meaningful innovations – I’m looking forward to leading the Pacific region to help facilitate these goals.”

Tom’s role as Pacific Region Managing Director is effective from 1st October. He will be based in Sydney.

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