Kevin Smith joins the board at MSG Tours Ltd
Kevin ‘The Guru’ Smith joins MSG in a Non-Executive Director role to oversee events, partnerships and sustainability programmes. With an extensive travel CV, Kevin boasts senior travel industry leadership experience (Mike Burton Group/England Rugby Travel, Lions Rugby Travel and Team GB Live) where he was a member of the Executive Team plus an established portfolio of professional sports franchises including Southampton FC, Birmingham City FC, Bristol City FC, Hampshire Cricket and Oxford United FC.
Introducing “The Guru”
CEO, Mark Gardner commented:
“Whilst many travel operators have reduced scale and operations during Covid-19, our growth in all four operational sectors has supported the acquisition and promotion of key talent for our organisation’s three international offices.
Kevin, who lead the sales and marketing function of 2017 Lions travel programme to New Zealand, added:
“I’d been a very interested observer of MSG Tours’ impressive growth over the past 5 years and once I met Mark and the Board, the decision to join them was a simple one. From a culture and values perspective, we are very much aligned and their recent appointment as an Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2023 confirms their status as one of the biggest sports travel companies in the UK. I’m delighted to join the Board and excited to get started”
Kevin joins with immediate effect.