INTERNATIONAL. Theresa (Tess) Harold has been appointed Editor of PretAirporter, The Moodie Davitt Report’s new B2C media for the travel shopping channel. She will also take charge of all the company’s social media activities.
Tess, who graduated with First Class Honours in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, takes over from Helen Pawson, who will focus mainly on her key role as Brands Editor on The Moodie Davitt Report. Helen will continue as a major contributor to PretAirporter, along with Associate Editor and company beauty specialist Clare Austin, who will work across both titles.
Born in Hong Kong, Tess is an English and Cantonese speaker with extensive experience across consumer and B2B media, including Global Blue, Quintessentially, Luxury Briefing, Waldorf Astoria, Sunseeker, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, SHOP Magazine, Asia Spa, Prestige Hong Kong, Private Air and many other titles.
The Moodie Davitt Report and PretAirporter Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tess to our fast-growing team. The potential of PretAirporter is almost limitless as we seek to become the ultimate consumer platform for the travel shopping channel.
“The title requires a dedicated and experienced team, and together with the recent appointment of Christina Attwood as Publishing Director, we feel we now have that in place.
“Tess’s extensive experience in lifestyle, fashion and travel journalism, both in print and online, allied to her superb understanding of social media, marks her out as an ideal appointment to this role.”
Tess can be contacted from Monday, 22 May on Tess@PretAirporter.com
From Incheon to India to The Moodie Davitt Report
In another important gain for the company, Ahn Sang Joon has been named Asia Special Projects Editor for The Moodie Davitt Report. Ahn is one of Asia’s most experienced and respected airport commercial executives. Most recently he was Vice President – Commercial at Bangalore Airport, holding responsibility for business development and day-to-day operations of all commercial activities.
Before that he was Director of Concessions at Incheon International Airport in South Korea from 2013-2015, the culmination of a career with the country’s leading airport company that began in 1996. He has an Aviation MBA from Korea Aerospace University, and an Airport Management MBA from the National University of Singapore.
Ahn will handle a range of assignments for The Moodie Davitt Report in Asia, including high-level commercial articles and insight features. ‘The Ahn Interview’ will feature discussions with industry leaders right across the travel chain.
“I have known Mr Ahn for many years and like so many people in our industry I have huge regard for his knowledge, professionalism, personality and integrity,” said Moodie. “He will add to the depth and breadth of the business intelligence we provide and be a tremendous addition to our growing team.”
Ahn Sang Joon can be contacted from Monday 22 May at ahn@MoodieDavittReport.com
The Moodie Davitt Report is also seeking a top-class experienced Senior Editor & Reporter. If you are interested, please write in confidence to Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com