Helloworld’s chief information officer is leaving the ASX-listed travel business, with the company not planning to recruit a new CIO to replace him.
Helloworld’s current CIO, David Hassan, has resigned. Hassan has accepted a a role outside of the travel industry and will finish up at Helloworld on 6 May.
"I really enjoyed Helloworld, but after 22 years in travel, I was
keen to try a new industry and the fintech space is where significant
growth and opportunity exists," Hassan said.
“David has worked at Helloworld for the last two-and-half years, during which time he has transformed the overall technology agenda both within the organisation and for Helloworld travel agents,” a Helloworld spokesperson said.
“He and his team have worked with the business to roll out a number of key agent and customer facing initiatives including a revamped Hydra, Agent Itineraries, Whitelabel websites, Local Area Marketing Portals and Digital Media.”
After Hassan’s departure, IT at Helloworld will be managed by two separate departments: IT and Systems.
IT will be led by Yusuf Ahmed, who will be appointed group general manager — IT services. Systems will be led by Alistair Campbell. Campbell will become group general manager — systems and applications.
Hassan said he is taking a role at PetSure, a fintech company focused on the veterinary/pet space.
"The space is obviously growing in Australia and to be part of that is some thing I'm really excited about," the CIO said.