Jo Rzymowska to join Hays Travel as non-executive director

Former Celebrity Cruises boss Jo Rzymowska is to join Hays Travel as an non-executive director.

The industry stalwart, who stepped down as the cruise line’s EMEA vice-president and managing director in June this year, takes up her role on the board of the independent travel agency group on November 1 this year.

Rzymowska, who is known for her commercial acumen and passion to drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the travel industry, made it clear when she left Celebrity Cruises that she did not intend to retire and hoped to put her years of experience to good use, supporting the growth of businesses and individuals.

Dame Irene Hays said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jo to our Hays Travel board as a non-executive director, where she will contribute and challenge in equal measure areas of our business that go way beyond the expected subjects of cruise, and inclusion, to make the most of our future growth plans.”

Rzymowska said she was looking forward to offering her support and guidance to the board as the company continues to grow and develop.

On her appointment, Rzymowska said: “Hays Travel stands for so many things I admire and respect, with a vision at its core that connects profitability with purpose, that puts the customer first whilst benefiting local communities.

“As a passionate advocate for developing talent, I am impressed by Hays Travel’s drive to empower its employees, encouraging greater confidence and allowing better representation at every level of the business.”

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