Flight Centre Names Richardson To New Role

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has named David Richardson as its new EVP & GM of Supply in the Americas, following the retirement of John Beauvais at the end of the company’s financial year.

Richardson brings with him close to two decades of industry experience initially starting his Flight Centre career in London in 2004.

In 2012, he moved to New York to launch the account management area for Corporate Traveler USA and in 2016 he transitioned into the supply space of the business through to his most recent position as SVP, Supply Strategy & Distribution.

In his new role as EVP & GM of Supply, Richardson will be responsible for executing FCTG’s global supply strategy within the Americas, encompassing commercial, distribution and operations.

“I have the utmost confidence with David in his new role.” said Charlene Leiss, President, Flight Centre Travel Group Americas. “Not only does he have a wealth of experience both in supply and our business as a whole, but he is also a recognized and respected leader within our industry.”

“I am excited to oversee the next stage of our Supply strategy and continue to cultivate new value opportunities for our Supply partners.” said Richardson.

Richardson is based in New York and this role takes effect immediately.