Trainline creates new Chief Operating Officer role

New Chief Operating Officer at Trainline - C&M Executive Recruitment
A new Chief Operating Officer position has been created at Trainline.

The independent rail retailer announced that it has appointed Mark Brooker to the newly created senior travel job, where he will also have responsibility for the marketing and product department and Trainline International.

He will report in directly to Clare Gilmartin, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, and joins from Betfair where he was most recently its Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. During his six years at the betting firm, he also held the roles of Managing Director of Sports, Corporate Development Director, Board Director and Group Executive Committee Member.

Before this, Brooker was the Managing Director of Corporate Broking at Morgan Stanley, the Director of Corporate Broking at Merrill Lynch and the Assistant Director of Equity Syndicate and Corporate Broking at NatWest Markets, among other roles.

Speaking about the news, Gilmartin said: “Mark has built an impressive track record of operational, strategic and commercial achievements and has demonstrated a strong reputation as a trusted leader.

“His wealth of experience running high-growth business across international markets combined with his digital expertise will be invaluable as we continue to accelerate growth in Europe and across the world.”

In other travel management job news, Gatwick Airport revealed last month that it had appointed the former Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority as its new Chairman.

Sir David Higgins joined the airport on 1st January after having held various high profile roles throughout his career including being Chief Executive of National Rail, Chairman of HS2 and a Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

He succeeded Sir Roy McNulty, who moved to the role of Deputy Chairman at Gatwick and will remain on its board after joining in April. His career has also seen him take on the positions of Non Executive Director of Monarch Holdings, Chairman of Advantage West Midlands, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority and Executive Chairman of the National Air Traffic Services.

By Owen Mckeon