Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has appointed Mathew Foxcroft as the new field sales manager.
He was promoted from his previous role as account manager, and will be responsible for managing Fred. Olsen’s field sales team of account managers, whilst continuing to work with selected travel agents.
Foxcroft has worked for Fred. Olsen since 2007, and has fulfilled a number of roles within the sales department, including area sales executive and account manager.
Speaking of his new appointment, Foxcroft said: “I am looking forward to building on our existing relationships with our travel trade partners in what is an exciting time for the company. With the extensive new fly-cruise programme and the launch of the new river cruise programme, there are extensive promotional opportunities that we now have.
“I know we already have a great team of account managers, backed up by our trade support department, so I am looking forward to working closely with them to further promote the Fred. Olsen difference and the small ship experience that makes our brand so unique,” he said.
Head of sales, Mike Evans, said:“I am delighted that Mathew has been successful and has accepted this promotion, which is well deserved. It is all about his dedication and skills he can bring to the role and I am sure this appointment will be met with universal approval from our trade partners, many of whom Mathew has worked closely with over the past 10 years.”
Foxcroft’s new appointment reflects Fred. Olsen’s increased commitment to working with the travel trade, the cruise line said. This follows Evan’s promotion to Head of Sales in April, 2017, and a major restructure of the trade support team, led by Becky Smith, trade support manager, and reporting to Kate Wooldridge, sales services and communications manager.