Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment appoints technology and IT specialist

Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment appoints technology and IT specialist

Clare Watson was formerly director of operations at Leeds-based developer Zolv

Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment has brought in a technology and IT specialist to help clients attract the talent that will drive their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The travel recruitment specialist believes that technology will play a crucial role as the travel and tourism industry emerges from a disastrous 12 months.

Clare Watson has been appointed as a senior advisor for technology recruitment to work with clients on their IT skillset needs.

Watson has a background in IT recruitment across a range of industries and was previously director of operations at Leeds based developer Zolv where she worked for a decade.

Alongside her role at Gail Kenny, Watson will continue to run her own technology consultancy Avenue BD.

Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment founder Gail Kenny said travel firms that are investing this year are likely to be prioritising their technology to drive efficiencies and improve the customer experience.

She said: “Having been successfully connecting the best travel and digital talent with innovative, and growing brands over the last 15 years, appointing Clare as a senior advisor will enable us to further extend our expertise into the highly dynamic travel technology arena.

“Clare already has an excellent reputation in all areas of travel technology and an earlier career in recruitment with a strong client base.

“Clare brings first-hand experience working within Tech businesses, delivering tech solutions and building tech teams, adding a unique understanding of the challenges faced.”

Watson added: “With the growing need to invest in technology and increase in demand for great tech teams, I’m delighted to be working with Gail, Ian and the team to deliver the best tech talent, in what can be a complex and competitive candidate driven sector.”