Euan McNeil will be taking over the reins from Andrew Stark as managing director for South Africa.
Euan McNeil will be taking over the reins from Andrew Stark as managing director for South Africa.

Flight Centre’s new MD ready for 'exciting new era of growth'

By Travel Reporter Time of article published Nov 19, 2021

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It's a new era for the Flight Centre Travel Group. The company announced that Euan McNeil would be taking over the reins from Andrew Stark as managing director for South Africa.

Stark, who has been appointed to the newly created role of global managing director for the flagship Flight Centre leisure brand, will relocate from South Africa to Brisbane, overseeing the Flight Centre brand in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada.

McNeil, 36, has worked alongside Stark for the past six years as a senior executive and the group’s chief financial officer for the Middle East and Africa.

He also worked as the general manager for FCM South Africa, one of Flight Centre's corporate brands, where he “tripled the volume of business for FCM over his three-year tenure at the helm.”

McNeil said he was thrilled to continue Stark's legacy.

“Andrew Stark has built incredible foundations for the Flight Centre Travel Group during this hugely disruptive time for the travel industry. He has been an inspirational leader who has positioned the group as South Africa’s experts in corporate and leisure travel. I’m thrilled to continue to build on the legacy Andrew has created for FCTG and look forward to an exciting new era of growth and innovation in both business and leisure travel,” he said.

Stark said he was pleased to pass the baton to McNeil.

“Euan lives the dynamic Flight Centre culture and is a natural successor and charismatic leader who will take the business to new heights. I wish him and team South Africa all the best in the coming years,” he said.

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