Industry veteran Gary Povey joins TMC to drive growth strategy

Wings Global Travel strengthens leadership team

5 October 2023, London – Gary Povey has joined Wings Global Travel as Chief Operating Officer to lead the continued expansion of the TMC.

‘Povey oversaw the growth strategy at Reed & Mackay where he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales, building the global growth team and seeing the business more than double in four years.’

He intends to repeat that success at Wings Global Travel, the fast-growing London-based TMC which specialises in corporate travel for investment banking, professional services, energy, marine and industrial clients. Povey will report to Wings Chief Executive Officer Tony Sofianos.

Povey said: “Wings has built a highly successful business by focusing on wholly owned operations wherever it does business, which has enabled it to maintain consistently high standards of service and a loyal client base. Wings also understands the importance of blending high tech with high touch service, which will be crucial as we go forward. My role will be to build on these foundations to identify the top- and bottom-line strategies for accelerated growth.”

Tony Sofianos said: “Gary brings nearly three decades of industry experience to his new role. We share the same vision for Wings and the same appreciation of the challenges facing the industry, including the need to harness technology, stay focused on people and drive sustainability. I’m excited to work with him to take Wings to the next stage in its journey.”

Povey’s three decades in travel include roles at American Express Global Travel, Omega World Travel, the Expedia-owned Traveldoo, and InterContinental Hotels Group.


About Wings Global Travel  

Wings is a global travel management company serving industries where the safe and efficient movement of people is critical to business. Wings manages complex, bespoke travel programmes for clients in the investment banking, legal and professional services, energy and marine, and mining and manufacturing sectors.

Founded in 1992, Wings has 20 wholly owned and managed operations in 16 countries, best-in-class technology and unrivalled service standards. Wings employs more than 450 people worldwide.

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