12 Mar

ABTA announces Board Member changes

Alistair Rowland of Midcounties Co-op Travel Elected
Hugh Morgan of Cosmos re-elected

ABTA announced today that Alistair Rowland, Group General Manager at Midcounties Co-op Travel has been elected to the ABTA Board of Directors representing retailers with an annual turnover of over £ 20 million.

Mr Rowland has held the position of Group General Manager Travel since 2011 and prior to this was Director of Distribution at the Co-operative Travel Group. He has also held various senior positions at managerial and directorial level.

John McEwan ABTA Chairman said: “I am very happy to welcome Alistair to the ABTA Board of Directors where his wealth of experience will prove invaluable to the Association and our Members. I also know that he will be a committed advocate for the independent retail sector, ensuring that their views are effectively represented."

Alistair Rowland said: "I am delighted to be appointed to ABTA’s Board at such a time of continued change for the industry.  Midcounties Co-op Travel represents the large independent sector well, particularly with the growth plans we have to become a significant force in distribution in the UK. I will work hard to promote the sector, particularly in the areas of education, commerciality and customer service".

In addition Hugh Morgan of Cosmos Holidays Plc has been re-elected to the Board representing principal Members with a turnover of over £50 million.