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With 50 staff, the Norad Travel team is an experienced and professional network across the full travel spectrum. Hand picked for their unique skills and approach, employees work to deliver exceptional industry-leading services in both the corporate and leisure travel specialisms.
The company is led by an award-winning leadership team with the drive to make Norad Travel as good as it can possibly be.
Mick Gibbs - Chairman & CEO
Mick is the Group Chairman and majority shareholder of Norad Travel Group Ltd and brings to the team over 26 years of Business Travel and general management experience and the last 20 years in Senior/Directorate Roles including Pickford’s, Britannic, Portman Automobile Association.
Linda Foote - Managing Director
As Norad Travel’s longest serving Director, Linda has seen the company grow from its humble beginnings thirty five years ago to becoming one of the market leaders in today’s independent travel arena. As a key shareholder, Linda is responsible for the growth of all aspects of the business and takes a keen interest in the local communities across our sites in Hampshire, Wiltshire and County Fermanagh. We were proud winners of East Hampshire’s Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Business Awards in 2013 and are active members of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Tara Foy - Finance Director
Prior to joining the Norad Travel Group, Tara spent nine and a half years working for a top 100 firm of Chartered Accounts where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained valuable experience in all areas of accountancy, audit and tax. The opportunity of a new challenge led Tara to join the Norad team in August 2011 in a new role as their Financial Controller and relishes the extended remit to include our HR responsibilities.
Anna McGurk - Operations Director
Starting with Norad in November 2003, Anna has been instrumental in the successful growth of our business travel division. She is responsible for all aspects relating to the division including staff management, client relations, supplier management, system implementation and maintenance, management reporting and day to day financial reconciliation.
Bob Govan - Commercial Director
Bob has spent his whole career - over 44 years - in the travel business, although he objects loudly whenever termed as an ‘industry veteran’. Reunited with Mick Gibbs in 2015 some twenty-odd years after they last worked together, Bob looks after the strategic sales and marketing activity for the Group in addition to the commercial dialogue with key customers and suppliers.
Kelly Luney - Innovation Director
Kelly joined Norad in January 2015 and is responsible for all our systems and processes. Her expertise in this area started with 12 years at the leading technology-specialist, Sabre, working in various different roles from training to product development to customer management in a range of countries all over the world. This was followed by a further eight years in the travel sector responsible for all operations, product & technology, IT and client implementations for UK & Europe.