Nina & Pinta announces the addition of travel industry leader Tom Stone to the company, effective immediately. He will be based in London, England.
“We are thrilled to have Tom join our Nina & Pinta team,” said Jo-Anne Lloyd, Partner. “He will add undeniable value, expertise, and experience to our organization. We look forward to his success within Nina & Pinta.”
Stone has specialized in the corporate travel industry for over 30 years and is the founder of Sirius Travel Sourcing. Commencing his travel career as a business travel agent in the music and entertainment industries, Stone crossed over to his first travel management role with Sony Music Entertainment in 1988.
In 1996, Stone joined pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham as its global travel manager and successfully pioneered and implemented cutting edge initiatives of the day such as the introduction of corporate net and fixed fares with British Airways.
Stone continued his purchasing experience with senior posts at the drinks group Seagram and Universal Music Group, then in 2003 left Universal Music to launch Sirius Travel Sourcing.
Stone is involved in travel industry development and is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences and forums. He has also represented the industry in discussions with the EU and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He has served two terms on the Association of Corporate Travel Executive’s (ACTE) Board of Governors and is a past Chairman of the Institute of Travel Management (ITM), the UK travel buyers’ association.
When asked about joining Nina & Pinta, Stone responded, “I am delighted to join the dynamic team at Nina & Pinta. This team is working on some great initiatives in our industry and I’m relishing the chance to be a part of it. This promises to be an exciting time for all of us.”