FCTG CFO Euan McNeil to take on MD South Africa role

Euan McNeil will take over from Andrew Stark as the MD of Flight Centre Travel Group’s South Africa region.

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) CFO Euan McNeil will be taking over the reins from Andrew Stark as the group’s new managing director for South Africa.

About his appointment, Euan says:

“I am 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.”

Euan was appointed to the CFO role in 2018 after serving as the group’s general manager for FCM South Africa, one of FCTG’s corporate brands, for three years. It was for his role as CFO that Euan was nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

During his tenure at the helm of FCM South Africa, the brand also tripled the volume of business.

Prior to joining FCM, Euan served as a financial controller for both FCM and Corporate Traveller brands.

Euan has worked alongside Andrew for the past six years as the group’s CFO for the Middle East and Africa. Together with the leadership team, they have also worked to rebuild the business and continue serving its customers during the Covid-19 pandemic, going on to deliver record-breaking results, both before and after Covid-19.

“Andrew has built incredible foundations for the FCTG 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,” Euan says.

Andrew has been appointed to the newly created role of global managing director for the flagship Flight Centre leisure brand.

“I am pleased to pass the baton to a trusted and competent colleague with whom I have had the pleasure to work with for many years,” Andrew says. “Euan joined FCTG in September 2013 and was quickly identified as someone who can lead operations, bring out the best in a team and produce excellent results.”

He adds that Euan lives the “dynamic Flight Centre culture and is a natural successor and charismatic leader who will take the business to new heights”.