Global travel firm appoints new HR head

The new HR director for Asia will be based in the firm’s regional HQ in Singapore

Global travel firm appoints new HR head

Global travel management company FCM Travel Solutions, a subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has appointed Clare Woo as its HR director for Asia.

She is also part of FCM’s Asia leadership team.

Based at their regional office in Singapore, Woo is responsible for supporting the company’s Asian growth strategy through people development plans, as well as transformation, implementation and deployment of end-to-end HR solutions.

Woo has 20 years of experience across diverse sectors including automotive, consumer goods, luxury brands and reinsurance. She is particularly an expert in leading engagement with business leadership to build organisational and people capabilities.

She is responsible for managing and leveraging the talent across FCM’s four equity markets in support of the company’s growth strategy, as well as partnering with Asian business leaders to execute end-to-end HR policies and programs.

On the global front, Woo will be working closely with FCTG’s HR leaders to establish and transform the HR function to align with the company’s goal in creating a future-ready workforce.

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“I am thrilled to join a company with such a long and rich history in travel, which at the same time, has such an appetite for driving transformation in the organisation and the way it manages and supports its workforce,” Woo told HRD.

“I look forward to being a part of FCM and working with key stakeholders to contribute to its future and create an impact.”

Woo was previously at Zespri International, where she held progressive roles in HR, the most recent being Business HR Lead for the consumer-packaged goods market in Zespri.

Her prior experience includes leading HR positions with BMW Asia, Swiss Reinsurance Company and LVMH Fashion. Woo graduated from RMIT University and has a Strategic Human Resources Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.

“With the appointment of Clare, our Asia leadership team is complete,” said Bertrand Saillet, managing director of Asia at FCM.

“Asia has become the centre of focus for the Flight Centre Travel Group worldwide and we cannot wait to benefit from Clare’s expertise in people management and change transformation to execute on our business strategy.”

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