Ian heads up New Distribution within our Travel Partners team. In this role, Ian has oversight and responsibility for the company’s NDC program ensuring that Travelport maintains its leadership position in connecting airlines’ NDC content and distributing it to our agency partners though Trip Services and Smartpoint.com. Ian joined Travelport in 2011. A key part of his work has been the launch of the Travelport Merchandising Suite with ‘Aggregated Shopping’ ‘Ancillary Services’ and ‘Rich Content and Branding’ which enables airlines to adapt their business models to whichever competitive/economic environment they operate in and for travel agents to access enhanced airline content in their normal workflow. Prior to Travelport, Ian spent the majority of his working life at British Airways, where he joined as an apprentice and held a number of commercial roles in the UK and overseas including Head of UK Corporate Sales and Head of UK Leisure Sales. He has also worked for Qatar Airways as SVP Global Sales and Distribution.