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Executive Leadership Team Announced.

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Clarity, the Business Travel and Events division of the Portman Travel Group has today announced the new combined Executive Leadership Team following the acquisition of Agiito.

The team will be led by Pat McDonagh, CEO, and will combine the previous senior teams from both Agiito and Clarity, creating a strong and experienced team to drive the business forward.

McDonagh commented: “I’m delighted and privileged to be tasked with leading this incredible team of professionals. This combined team share my vision and ambition for the future of the business and I can’t wait to work with them all to deliver that. Each of them will be backed by outstanding teams of people alongside some of the most exciting technology in the market.”

Donna Fitzgerald – Executive Director – Business Travel

Most recently COO and interim CEO at Agiito, Donna will be responsible for developing and implementing Clarity’s growth strategy and driving business development and customer retention alongside the identification of new opportunities. Donna will have direct responsibility for the Sales and Account Management functions of the combined businesses.

Paul Casement – Executive Director – Meetings & Events

Previously Account Management & Events Director at Clarity, Paul will focus on growing the Meetings & Events business backed by the innovative Meetings pro product. Paul will lead an unrivalled team of Meetings and Events specialists and Account Managers focused entirely on Meetings & Events.

Sue Chapman – Executive Director – Product

Previously Commercial Director at Clarity, Sue will be responsible for the delivery of all client-facing technologies alongside Implementation & Business Support.

Carl Law – Executive Director – Technology

Previously CTO at Agiito, Carl will be responsible for the ongoing development and investment in our market-leading suite of technologies alongside the day to day operations of our IT function.

Steve Banks – Executive Director – Commercial

Previously CCO at Agiito, Steve will be responsible for creating and managing the overall Commercial Strategy within Clarity and direct responsibility for Supplier Relations and Marketing including the development of the combined brand and proposition

Steve Riley – Executive Director – Operations

Previously Operations Director at Clarity, Steve will be responsible for the smooth operation of our combined on and offline Travel Consultant teams, ensuring industry-leading service levels are maintained, delivering exceptional levels of expertise and support.

Paul Hemingway – Executive Director – Finance

Previously Finance Director at Clarity, alongside his role as MD of Destination Sport, Paul will lead the combined Finance function, ensuring a smooth integration and strong commercial support as the business develops.

Alongside these appointments, the business will continue to be supported by Jane Harrington Group Director of HR, Matt Oates, Group Director of IT and Susie White, Group Director of Marketing. An integration team of experts from both businesses will also be created to define the future operating model for the business, ensuring a smooth and gradual transition.

McDonagh continues, “There’s a lot of work to be done to integrate the two businesses and ensure we maximise customer benefits. In the meantime, it is our absolute priority to ensure we enhance and exceed our combined reputation, delivering rock-solid service and technology to our customers. With this team in place, we couldn’t be better placed to do that.”


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