Appointments Discova’s Susan Ogden to lead innovation focus and expansion By TTG Asia / Posted on 5 November, 2021 11:19 DMC Discova has appointed Susan Ogden as its global director of supply and distribution, a new role that integrates three key departments, Product, Connectivity, and Business Solutions, with the expertise of technology and business systems. Ogden’s appointment sheds light on the company’s expansion plans, through the implementation of global solutions and processes to streamline product to market capability. Prior to the appointment, Ogden helmed Discova’s worldwide expansion strategy, laying the foundations for the company’s ambitious plans for growth since 2020. A year prior, she was global product and strategy leader, and had joined the company from Flight Centre Travel Group, where she was a celebrated leader for over 20 years. She said: “Discova has always been a forward thinking organisation with a bright future, so I’m really excited for the opportunity to build on our strategy for expansion. We’ve had some very interesting projects bubbling away during the travel hibernation period and I can’t wait to start bringing them to life as the world re-opens.“ She revealed that technology will be an important focus, and the aim is to “provide our partners with access to a world-class product range for their tailor-made or group customers, and enable them to transact and collaborate with us in any way they prefer – whether that’s by email, phone, online booking portal or direct API integration”. Discova’s managing director Suyin Lee, emphasised that “the future for Discova is expansion”, and plans have been defined over the last 18 months. “(Ogden) is an expert in this field, and having already established our path into many more destinations, she is the perfect person to lead us forward in the product-to-market space,” Lee added.