The Team

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Leadership Team

Warren Daws

Commercial Director

Over his 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Warren has held various sales, business development, commercial and general management positions with high street travel agency groups, leading flight consolidators, and luxury tour operators. In addition to his commercial director role at Calrom, Warren holds equivalent positions within Calrom’s sister companies Lime and Aviate.

Warren was one of the founding directors of Lime Management, and led the implementation of Lime’s group desk service and Calrom’s Groups Next Gen for British Airways and Iberia in North America.  Warren’s role at Calrom involves him in business development, marketing, and commercial activities. He also holds responsibility for NDC related projects and services, and product ownership of Calrom’s Staff Travel and Interline Travel Zone systems.

 

Brian Borg

Vice President - Americas

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry, having worked for several US-based airlines in various operational, sales, and revenue management roles. He has also held leadership roles within Sabre and Datalex. Brian’s role at Calrom involves him in business development, marketing, and commercial activities for the Americas region from our Dallas - Fort Worth location.

Simon Wilkins

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Wilkins joined Calrom as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2018, taking over from Technical Director John Fisher. Graduating in 1996 from Salford University with a BEng (Hons), Simon has held technical positions with Siemens Plc, Waters and Ultra Electronics. Simon's most recent position was CTO at aviation technology company Ultra Electronics where he gained over 14 years experience of developing and delivering mission critical software platforms which have been implemented at airports including New York, Heathrow and Bejing.

In his new position, Simon will drive forward solutions such as Groups Next Gen (GNG) which enables airlines including Qantas to manage the entire group booking process.

 

Simon Wilson

Product & Programme Manager

Simon brings over 25 years of experience in software development. After gaining a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria, Simon has worked in diverse industries such as banking, manufacturing, and security for a selection of blue chip companies including Barclays, Toyota USA, and Stanley Black & Decker.

Simon joined Calrom in 2008 as development manager and during this time he has focused on building agile development teams delivering software solutions in rapidly changing environments, ensuring there is a focus on the whole development process from initial scoping to final testing.

Lorraine Astbury

HR and Training Manager

Lorraine has over 30 years’ experience across several industries including travel and media and has held various sales, training and development, HR and commercial management positions. As a qualified CIPD trainer, Lorraine has vast experience in coaching staff at all levels and has spent several years running management training programmes.

Lorraine’s main focus since joining the group in 2007 has been HR and training across all three companies. Within Calrom Lorraine is responsible for all areas of HR including strategy and implementation, recruitment, remuneration, benefits, and training and development.

Darren Cooper

Group Accountant

Darren is responsible for finance across all companies within the group structure. In addition to his group role, Darren’s other responsibilities include the completion of the group’s statutory accounts, statutory reporting to HMRC, CAA and IATA, and budgets and forecasts.

Prior to joining the group in July 2003, Darren worked for Phillips Salisbury Chartered Accountants and the construction company Redrow Group PLC. Darren holds a BSc Econ in Economics and Economic Social History from Aberystwyth University.