Travel Counsellors appoints Mat Hanson as chief financial officer

Travel Counsellors has appointed Mat Hanson as chief financial officer to play a “key role in driving the company’s growth”.

Hanson has “extensive” commercial experience leading financial departments, and was chief financial officer of analytical testing company Cawood Scientific prior to joining Travel Counsellors.

He replaces Neil Barnes, who has been interim chief financial officer since February.

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Chief executive Steve Byrne said: “We are delighted that Mat has chosen to join us. He has completely bought into the company’s values and will play a key strategic role in driving and supporting the next phase in the company’s growth.

“Mat will be an outstanding leader within the Travel Counsellors community and of the finance team, who play such an important part in the company’s success and supporting our travel counsellors.

“His background and experience across a range of different sectors will add considerable value to the finance team and business.”

Hanson said: “Travel Counsellors has that unique mix of a technology business coupled with the personal touch and has a fabulous platform to scale further. This is a highly effective business model and I am delighted to have joined this successful, caring, forward-thinking community.

“I am really looking forward to supporting colleagues in our talented finance team and help them develop, build career opportunities for all and ensure the business has the finance team, systems and platform to scale effectively.”

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