Welcome to our New Chief Financial Officer

Mat Hanson

As Travel Counsellors continues to lead the way in a post pandemic recovery, we’re delighted to welcome Mat Hanson as our Chief Financial Officer, replacing Neil Barnes, who has been interim CFO since February. Mat has worked across a range of sectors and businesses with extensive commercial experience leading financial departments and other support functions, driving strategy and performance.

Mat said “I grew up in the North West and it is an exciting time to join a Manchester based technology company that is leading the way in travel. Travel Counsellors has that unique mix of a technology business coupled with the personal touch and it has a fabulous platform to scale further. This is a highly effective business model and I’m 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.”

Steve Byrne, CEO of Travel Counsellors was delighted to welcome Mat to the business saying “He is completely bought into and reflective of the company’s values and he will play a key strategic role in driving and supporting the next phase in the company’s growth. He will be an outstanding leader within the TC community and of the finance team who play such a key role 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.”

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