Rocky Mountaineer has announced the company’s international sales teams in Australia, the UK and China will be aligned under the newly created role of Managing Director, Sales – International.
The strategy has seen the role of Rocky Mountaineer’s MD, Sales for Asia-Pacific, Australian based Fiona Watson, wound up. Watson is understood to have departed the company last week.
Assuming the new position will be Steve Maksymyk, former Vice President of Global Partnerships and Ventures at InterContinental Hotels Group, who will be based out of the company’s head office in Vancouver. Steve brings 15 years of international experience in business and channel strategy, digital transformation and innovation, and e-commerce.
“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the Rocky Mountaineer team,” said Karen Hardie, Vice-President of Global Sales. “Steve has extensive experience within the global travel landscape, and he brings a wealth of industry insight to the role. We have strong regional sales leaders in each market and we look forward to Steve collaborating with these leaders to leverage their combined expertise in working with our in-market trade partners.”
Maksymyk said we was delighted to join the Canadian rail company.
“I aim to utilise my partnership and distribution experience to drive Rocky Mountaineer to new heights in 2020, and beyond, as we celebrate the significant milestone of 30 years in business.”
Amber Wilson will continue in her role as Regional Director, Sales – Australia and New Zealand, and will report to Maksymyk.