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Simon Goddard takes on newly created role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and joins the Board of Directors. Joined Vibe in 2019 as Director of Solutions and has over 30 years of both travel and technology experience.  Will have operational oversight for customer facing teams and supporting infrastructure decision making.

STEVENAGE, UK - Vibe – the leading international provider of booking technology solutions to the travel industry – has announced the promotion of Simon Goddard to Chief Information Officer (CIO) and appointment as a member of the Board of Directors.

In this this newly created cross-functional role Simon will have operational oversight for the customer facing teams at Vibe, ensuring the business remains focused on continued customer success. 

This will include supporting infrastructure decision making, application and information security efforts – along with contributing to innovation, process improvements and revenue-generating ideas throughout the business.

Simon has been with the company since 2019 as Director of Solutions and has over 30 years of experience in both travel and technology, including as the Chief Executive Officer of Online Regional Travel Group and Technical Director at Just the Flight / Wayfarers World Travel Limited. 

Since joining Vibe he has been heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the business ever since, contributing to successes such as Vibe’s international expansion that includes recent wins in Australia and other English-speaking markets.

Phil Cook, CEO of Vibe owner P&P Group comments: “Simon has more than demonstrated his broad leadership skill set and thirst for innovation over the last three years by contributing significantly to the survival of Vibe’s customers through a very challenging period – whilst also playing a key role of the evolution of our own business during this period.”

Simon Goddard, Chief Information Officer of Vibe comments: “The last three years at Vibe have been enormously rewarding and I´m excited to take on this new challenge within the company at what is probably the most interesting, but critical, moment ever in the history of travel.”

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