Alistair Rowland has been elected chairman of ABTA following the annual common assembly.
Chief retail officer with the Mid-Counties Co-operative, Rowland takes up his place with fast impact.
He succeeds Noel Josephides, chairman of Sunvil Holidays, who stands down after six years, finishing his time period in workplace.
Rowland has served on the ABTA board of administrators for the final seven years, representing retail members with a turnover of over £20 million.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief govt, stated: “On behalf of the board, I’m delighted to welcome Alistair Rowland to his new place as chairman of ABTA.
“Alistair has served with distinction on our board of administrators and his experience, professionalism and enthusiasm might be invaluable in our ongoing work to assist our members and their clients in addition to serving to to ship ABTA’s marketing strategy.”
He added: “I might additionally like to increase our warmest because of outgoing chairman Noel Josephides for the distinctive contribution he has made to the affiliation all through his six years in workplace.”
ABTA has round 1,200 Members, with a mixed annual UK turnover of £38 billion
Rowland added: “I look ahead immensely to taking over my new position as chairman of the UK’s main journey affiliation.
“Now, greater than ever, it is important that we’ve an affiliation that represents the voice of the business, helps the wants of its members and helps their clients to really feel assured in travelling.
“The affiliation has made robust progress below chief govt Mark Tanzer and the chairmanship of my predecessor Noel Josephides and I’m eager to additional construct on that good work.”