Phil Gardner, Chief Commercial Officer

Phil Gardner CCO

Phil offers a vast range of experience gained within the travel industry for over 20 years. His entry point was in tour operation as a member of the Product team at First Choice in 2001. 

Since then, he has held a variety of roles across tour operating platforms, before moving into Business Improvement and working as Integration Programme Manager on the First Choice/Thomson merger in 2007-2008. 

Phil went on to lead the ‘flight only’ division of the newly created TUI UK business and then progressed to run the commercial arm of TUI UK Cruises. He moved to Thomas Cook in 2015 to focus on distribution, where he assumed a number of different roles including Director of Sales, E-Commerce & Marketing and was member of the UK Board. 

His last position before joining Ambassador was as Chief Commercial Officer at Fosun Tourism Group for 2 years, where he focused on re-launching Thomas Cook.