ABTA, the Travel Association, announced today that Kane Pirie, Managing Director of Travel Republic (UK) had been appointed to its Board.
Commenting on the appointment, ABTA Chairman, John McEwan said: "Kane is an outstanding addition to a strong Board. Online travel agents, such as Travel Republic, have become a very significant part of travel retailing, and Kane has been at the forefront of that sector's development. He has deep understanding of the issues that the industry now faces in respect of consumer protection, and his broad commercial experience will be invaluable as ABTA charts a way forward for its Members"
Kane Pirie joined Travel Republic in 2005, and with his colleagues has successfully piloted that business through a range of challenges. Prior to that, he has worked in both private equity and corporate finance including several years overseas.
Kane commented: “These are exciting times in travel with a lot in play but that also creates an opportunity for ABTA to step forward as the leading light and agent of change. I am very pleased to join the Board and hope I can be of service to ABTA and its broad community of Members."