Matt Masson has been appointed as the new chief executive of CT Partners, following the death of Ian Edwards late last year.
Masson joins CT Partners with over 10 years of senior management experience in tourism and hospitality.
This included two years as general manager at McLachlan Travel Group, two years as group managing director of Buffalo Tours in Singapore, and six years with Trails of Indochina in Ho Chi Minh City, where he was chief operating officer and CEO.
CT Partners chairman Barry Mayo said Masson’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the industry.
“Like everyone in the industry, we are waiting for a clear roadmap from the government, as we are confident there is a huge amount of pent-up demand,” Mayo said.
“Matt, ably supported by CT Partners general manager [of] supplier partnerships, Nicole Boyer, is the ideal person to lead CT Partners strategic growth out of the forced pause created by COVID-19.
“Matt has a strong record of developing mutually rewarding business partnerships.”
Commenting on his new role, Masson said: “I was attracted to CT Partners by the quality of its membership, its financially transparent business model and the fact that it is 100 per cent owned by its members.
“I appreciate the trust given by the board, and one of my early objectives will be to attract new members, with my main priority being to increase the profitability of both existing and new members.”
Masson’s appointment comes not long after CT Partners announced the addition of two high-profile Melbourne travel agencies to its network.
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