UK & Overseas Financial Planning Manager @ Thomas Cook
Managing Director and qualified ACCA Accountant, with a proven track record of achieving results within major travel brands. Strong leadership skills, developed in a number of roles and the ability to develop high performing teams focused on achieving business goals, in a creative, fun and innovative manner. Experienced in developing strong partnerships and relationships inside and outside
Managing Director and qualified ACCA Accountant, with a proven track record of achieving results within major travel brands. Strong leadership skills, developed in a number of roles and the ability to develop high performing teams focused on achieving business goals, in a creative, fun and innovative manner. Experienced in developing strong partnerships and relationships inside and outside the organisation which enhance business performance.
Experience spanning Finance, Operations, Aviation, In Resort Management, Commercial Planning & Trading, Pricing, Yield & Revenue Management, Fleet & Network Planning, Contracting and Product Development.
I led the development of the aviation strategy for the Virgin Holidays business , playing a key role in the development of Virgin Atlantic's leisure flying strategy and creating strong airline partner relationships across a range of scheduled carriers, a key enabler of the business achieving its growth targets over the last 10 years.
I led commercial due diligence on business acquisitions developing the product range into Escorted Touring & Cruise markets as well as creating new products organically including the Implementation of Virgin Atlantic’s component based car hire & hotel products both in UK & across all major overseas markets, and implementing product differentiation within the Virgin Holidays business to grow the business in established and emerging markets.
Managing Director @ From September 2015 to Present (3 months) Deputy Managing Director @ From May 2015 to Present (7 months) Holborn, londonProduct & Commercial Director @ Define & Implement Group product strategies to maintain market leading position with high degree of differentiated products in line with key customer segments expectations.
Define & Implement Group commercial strategies incorporating revenue management best practice.
Lead Trading performance of the business.
Development of Virgin Atlantics leisure flying schedule & fleet plans
Development of High Performance Team From November 2009 to November 2014 (5 years 1 month) crawleyGeneral Manager Commercial @ Set annual trading budgets & forecasts across Holidays, Car Hire, Hotel Product, Cruise & Touring Products and across all Group brands.
Define and set business & channel targets, tracking trading performance & ROI.
Define and implement commercial & pricing strategies for core business aligned to 5 year plans
Setting strategy for air & car hire products
Creating/presenting business cases for VA leisure route developments
Carry out financial evaluation on new business opportunities and due diligence on acquisition targets
P&L responsibility for component sales
Development of team From July 2006 to October 2009 (3 years 4 months) Commercial Manager @ Management of Yield Team, improving processes and increasing speed to market.
Management of Database & Costings Teams and managing transition to new systems
Defining Pricing Strategies & implementation and tracking of effectiveness/ROI of tactical activity.
Contracting Air & Car Hire Product
Setting financial budgets & Forecasts
Staff management & development From December 2002 to June 2006 (3 years 7 months) Group Budgeting Manager @ Work alongside MD's of each Group business, challenging financial plans to ensure robustness
Consolidation and reporting of financial trading plans and reporting to Group
Defining and monitoring Lead and lag indicators to track business performance From November 2001 to December 2002 (1 year 2 months) UK & Overseas Financial Planning Manager @ Optimisation of in resort commercial activities to drive increased profitability.
Strategic review of business processes leading to new automated systems & process roll out
Transition of business to shared service centre
Setting Budgets/Forecasts for resorts & tracking of performance versus targets
Development of high performance teams From December 2000 to December 2001 (1 year 1 month) Financial Controller @ Finance Business Partner to Sales & Marketing Director, responsible for commercial review of agent deals and tracking of tactical activities, ensuring return on investment achieved.
Representing BA Group on development of TOMS VAT legislation
Part of ETOA working Group on development of VAT legislation within Travel Industry
Leading Financial Accounting team, including foreign exchange & hedge management From January 1998 to December 2000 (3 years)
Reigate College From 1990 to 1992 Wayne Perks is skilled in: Leisure, Online Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Technology, Leisure Travel, Tourism, Travel Management, Revenue Analysis, Sabre, E-commerce, Pricing, Airlines, New Business Development, Amadeus, Cruises, Destination Marketing, Business Travel, Yield Management, Pricing Strategy, Car Rental, Aviation, Flights, Commercial Aviation, GDS, Incentives, Ticketing, Vacation, Galileo, Strategy, Incentive Travel, Contract Negotiation, Relationship Management, Leadership, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Cross-functional Team..., Management, Hotels, Account Management
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