Collette’s Carl Burrows and Michelle Laverick leave business

Collette UK managing director Carl Burrows and head of marketing Michelle Laverick have left the escorted touring specialist.

Collette’s head office confirmed last night they were no longer employed by the company after being put under consultation last week.

Their departures follow a “reorganisation” of the UK business. Most of the rest of the 20-strong team in the UK will remain in their roles.

The office will be led by head of UK sales Neil Sehmbhy, who joined Collette six months ago, having previously worked for Office Serve and Care UK, and Stephen Mills, who joined Collette two months ago to head up UK partnerships and business development. Mills was previously commercial and licensing director at Disney/Watermelon, and before that, he was head of licensing at SYCO Entertainment.

The UK team will report to senior vice president of global business, Christian Leibl-Cote.