ABTA – The Travel Association today announced the appointment of two Board directors, Roger Allard and Daniele Broccoli.
Roger Allard, Executive Chairman of All Leisure Group Plc, has previously served on the ABTA Board. Commenting on his appointment, ABTA Chairman, John McEwan said: “Roger brings a wealth of industry experience to the ABTA Board, including a deep understanding of the cruise sector. His knowledge of financial protection will be invaluable as the industry continues to face regulatory reform.”
Daniele Broccoli, Director of Britaly Travel Limited, has served on the ABTA Board since 2006, having been elected by ABTA retail members. John McEwan said: “The Board recognises Daniele’s strong contribution and commitment to ABTA. By appointing Daniele we are able to retain his expertise, while opening up another Board position to the independent retail sector of membership”.
The appointment of Roger Allard will take effect from 1 February 2013, and that of Daniele Broccoli will take effect following ABTA’s AGM on 24 April 2013.
Notes to Editors
ABTA has been at the heart of travel for more than 60 years. Our purpose is to help our Members to grow their businesses successfully and sustainably, and to help their customers - the travelling public – have confidence in their travel experience.
The ABTA brand stands for expertise, reliability and fairness. These qualities are core to us. They ensure that holidaymakers remain confident in the holiday products that they buy from our Members.
We help our Members and their customers navigate through today's changing travel landscape by providing schemes of financial protection and a course of redress if something goes wrong; by raising standards in the industry and by giving guidance on issues from sustainability to health and safety; and by presenting a united voice to government to ensure the industry and the public get a fair deal.
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