Jacqueline Dobson is President of Barrhead Travel Group, Scotland’s largest retail travel company and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. Barrhead Travel became a unit of Travel Leaders Group in early 2018 and Dobson was appointed President in December 2018.
Ms. Dobson is a 25-year travel industry veteran who joined Barrhead Travel in 2000 and has played an integral role in the company’s growth from a single store in a Glasgow suburb to a UK-wide travel group. She has served in leadership roles in a wide variety of areas within the organization and was most recently Managing Director, a position she had held since 2007.
Among Ms. Dobson’s areas of expertise are sales, marketing, business development, and product and commercial development. In 2003, she led the opening and operation of Barrhead Travel’s Glasgow superstore, which at 22,000 square feet, is the largest travel agency store in Europe.
Following Barrhead Travel’s acquisition by Travel Leaders Group, Ms. Dobson was appointed a member of the Travel Leaders Group UK leadership team and is currently Head of UK Supplier Relations for the group.
Ms. Dobson is passionate about inspiring future business leaders and participates in a dedicated coaching and one-to-one mentoring programme.