Peter Stratton has been appointed as head of new business development for Albatross Group and will focus on business with Disneyland Paris, where there is huge investment planned in the next few years. In addition, Stratton will be looking at acquisitions for the group.

Stratton, who has owned travel industry executive recruitment specialist Simpson Recruitment since January 2000, previously held senior roles with P&O Ferries, Eurotunnel and the CMV Travel Group. During the past 20 years he has also been involved with a number of consulting projects, assisting with growth and business strategies for both travel and non-travel companies, including mergers and acquisitions and personnel development.

He retains ownership of Simpson Recruitment and continues to oversee developments there, 30 years on from its launch in 1990.

“We have known Peter for many years, and he brings to the business a real passion for Disney and a wealth of experience,” says Steve Hornby, CEO, The Albatross Group. “We are looking forward to working closely with him to help us achieve our long-term ambition for the The Albatross Group.”