Flight Centre has appointed John Beauvais as new president for its Canadian business effective April 1.
Beauvais replaces Greg Dixon, who is moving into the new role of executive vice president, corporate brand development for the Americas. Beauvais and Dixon will report to FC USA President Dean Smith, who is taking the helm as head of the entire FCTG operation in the Americas, overseeing the team of 3,650 across Canada and the United States.
Beauvais, formerly president of the corporate brands under the FC USA umbrella, will be responsible for a team of 1,650 with a focus on corporate, leisure and specialty travel. In his most recent post, which he was promoted to in March 2010, he oversaw all aspects, from operations to sales and marketing of the five corporate travel brands of FC USA. Beauvais started with Flight Centre Limited in Los Angeles in 2004 as vice president of supplier relations.
Dixon, who has been president of Flight Centre Canada for the past eight years, started his career with FCTG in 1988 as a retail travel consultant in Australia. He opened the first corporate office in Sydney, Australia, and then went on to unveil the first Student Flights office for Flight Centre worldwide. In 2002, he became sales & marketing manager for FCm Australia/Asia, followed by his move to Vancouver a year later to establish the company's corporate travel division in both Canada & the USA.