James Parkhouse has left Agiito after 15 years with the company, which was previously called Capita Travel & Events.
Donna Fitzgerald has taken up the position of interim CEO. She has been with the TMC for over 30 years, the past three years as Chief Operating Officer.
Agiito’s parent, Capita, has previously announced its intention to sell its non-core businesses, which includes the TMC, by the middle of this year.
A statement from the TMC said there are no other changes to the management team.
On LinkedIn, Parkhouse thanked his colleagues at Agiito for their “commitment and dedication” and said “you all made my time truly special”.
“It has been a privilege to build one of the most distinctive businesses in the corporate travel, meetings and events sector in the UK. Against tremendous challenges, particularly over the past few years, where surviving sometimes felt like a near impossible task, it was thanks to the sheer determination and passion of the team that Agiito continued to thrive,” he said.
“I am incredibly grateful for the amazing support I have had from colleagues, customers and partners along the way where you have shaped our products and services into ones tailored for your needs. I am very proud that through a combination of targeted acquisitions of industry specialists including Lonsdale Travel, BSI, Expotel and NYS – alongside developing people, processes and technology from across the sector – we have created a unique, specialist, award-winning business.”
Parkhouse added: “To my peers and clients, this is an industry that I love and it is my intention to stick around and whilst I decide what my next chapter will entail, I hope that I get an opportunity catch up with many of you soon.”