Virgin Atlantic Cargo hires head of distribution

Maria Sanchez-Grant. Photo: Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Maria Sanchez-Grant as its new head of distribution.

Sanchez-Grant has been at Virgin Atlantic Cargo for 15 years and during this time has held numerous sales and revenue roles within Virgin Atlantic Cargo, culminating in taking on the role of senior manager, revenue optimisation in 2019, with responsibility for leading the revenue management and pricing functions of the cargo division.

Her new role will focus on distribution and technology within Virgin Atlantic Cargo and will increase the spotlight on its digital distribution focus, as the business seeks to evolve and enhance its services based on the requirements of its customers.

“I am incredibly excited to take on this new position at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, ” said Sanchez-Grant. “The technology team has done a tremendous job in upgrading our core operating platform to pave the way to digitally transform our business.

“I look forward to working with the team to help build on this, to achieve future success, ensuring we offer our customers more choice on how they engage with us, as we work towards many of the digital ambitions that help us deliver on our desire to further improve our service offering and reduce our impact on the environment”

Phil Wardlaw, managing director, Virgin Atlantic Cargo, commented: “We are delighted for Maria to step into her new role at Virgin Atlantic Cargo. I know she brings incredible passion as well as a wealth of experience and will be pivotal in driving our 2023 digital transformation.

“I look forward to working closely with her, leading our cargo business into its exciting next chapter, as we focus on digital distribution.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]