Tann takes up senior vice president, sales, role with Oakwood | News

Oakwood Worldwide has announced the appointment of Rebecca Tann as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Her strong expertise in sales and marketing, as well as her leadership in global organisations are skillsets that will support Oakwood’s global transformation and growth strategy.

Tann’s appointment follows a series of leadership announcements from chief executive Chris Ahearn as he strengthens the organisations executive team.

“Tann will play a significant role in executing our transformation strategy through her proven track record of delivering outstanding business growth and sales results,” said Chris Ahearn, chief executive, Oakwood Worldwide.

“We are delighted to have her join the executive team. Her market experience, leadership and diverse skillset will help us continue to strengthen Oakwood Worldwide into a market-centric, globally integrated company.”

Ahearn was appointed chief executive of Oakwood following its acquisition by Mapletree Investments early last year.

In her newly appointed role, Tann will be focused on setting the strategic sales and marketing direction for the organisation to drive profitable growth.

TJ Spencer, vice president global sales, and Christine Moore, vice president global marketing, will report directly to Tann.

Tann has led a variety of national and global teams for renowned brands such as Life Time Fitness, Regus, Ford, FedEx, Gateway and Disney.

She leads with a team-oriented approach and has experience building successful departments from the ground up.

Her dynamic leadership style has resulted in the achievement of impactful business results in a variety of industries.

Speaking to Breaking Travel News at the Business Travel Show in London, Tom Meertens, managing director, EMEA, Oakwood, said: “This bolsters our senior leadership team, from the chief executive downwards.

“We have also seen new human resources leadership, a new chief financial officer, and now a new sales leader, and what it is doing it reinvigorating the organisation.

“What we realised was the travel buyer is changing, so we need to accommodate those needs.

“Rebecca was with Oakwood a few years ago – and she has seen that the partnership with Mapletree, and its investment into Oakwood, has made it a fantastic time to join.”

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