American Express GBT to appoint David Radcliffe

American Express GBT to appoint David Radcliffe

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David Radcliffe to join the GBT Board upon completion of HRG acquisition.

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), one of the world’s leading travel management companies, announced that David Radcliffe, CEO of Hogg Robinson Group plc (HRG), will join the GBT Board upon the completion of its acquisition of HRG.

David was appointed CEO of HRG in 1997, and led the company’s successful repositioning as a focused corporate services group. He was appointed to its board in 1989, having joined the group originally in 1978. David is also a non-executive director of Wincanton plc, the transport and logistics services provider, and a member of its Audit, Nominations and Remunerations Committees. David is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and has also been inducted into BTN’s Hall of Fame in North America and the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame in the UK.

Greg O’Hara, Chairman of the Board, GBT, said: “I will be delighted to welcome David to the GBT Board following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG. He brings a wealth of industry experience and expertise and will play an important role as we integrate HRG, delivering continuity and helping to provide value for all stakeholders and shareholders.”

David Radcliffe, Chief Executive Officer, HRG, said: “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to join the Board of the combined group following the completion of GBT’s acquisition of HRG and to work with the best talent and technology from both organisations. The transaction will create a truly world-class company capable of delivering significant benefits to clients, colleagues and suppliers.”

The acquisition of HRG is subject to satisfaction or waiver of the European Commission clearance (or the Competition and Markets Authority, the German Federal Cartel Office, and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority clearances, as applicable), the United States Hart Scott Rodino clearances and all general third party clearances as set out in Appendix 1 to the firm intention offer.