Karen Deveson has been appointed as the new managing director for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Australia, following the resignation of Alex O’Connor.
Deveson is currently head of marketing for the two brands and will commence her new position on 1 May.
“We thank Alex for her leadership and many contributions in leading Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold Australia these past four years,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold.
“Winning the Escorted Touring Company of the Year at the 2019 Travel Awards and being an NTIA Finalist for Best Tour Operator – International for each of the past 4 years is a testament to Alex and the entire Australian team. We will miss her and wish her and her family the very best as they settle back into life in New Zealand.”
Deveson has over 20 years’ experience across the media, research, marketing and tourism sectors. Prior to her current role, she held positions as the general manager of publishing at Seven West Media, director corporate marketing ACP (now Bauer Media) and co-founded the boutique brand and research consultancy, Sycamore.
“We have a strong team at Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold and have generated great momentum under the direction of Alex. We’ve come a long way in the last four years, and I feel privileged to be leading the Australian business on the next steps of that journey,” Deveson said.