Wayne Taranto steps up at Ovolo Hotels

(L-R) Wayne Taranto and Dave Baswal.

Ovolo Hotels have announced major changes to its leadership team as the group prepares to focus on its expansion with Wayne Taranto promoted to chief operating officer Australia.

The move leaves CEO Dave Baswal to focus more on growth and big picture strategy.

Ovolo has also welcomed Alexander Barnett to the role of marketing communications director for Australia. His appointment will allow Stephen Howard, Ovolo’s group director of marketing, to work more closely with Ovolo’s founder Girish Jhunjhnuwala on boosting the brand’s active development.

Ryan Tuckerman has also been appointed group director of sales, distribution & revenue, overseeing Ovolo’s sales and revenue teams across all regions, while Ben Wrigley is the new director of IT for Ovolo Australia.

“These promotions and appointments alongside a cohesive and established leadership of rock stars will form a formidable team, which will help us to accelerate growth and deliver the highest possible performance,” said Baswal.

“These changes will also allow myself and our group leadership team to focus more on the strategic evolution of Ovolo, and management and development opportunities both regionally and internationally.”