Alistair Rowland has been elected chairman of ABTA following the once a year basic assembly.
Leader retail officer with the Mid-Counties Co-operative, Rowland takes up his place with instant impact.
He succeeds Noel Josephides, chairman of Sunvil Vacations, who stands down after six years, finishing his time period in place of job.
Rowland has served at the ABTA board of administrators for the closing seven years, representing retail individuals with a turnover of over £20 million.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA leader govt, mentioned: “On behalf of the board, I’m thrilled to welcome Alistair Rowland to his new place as chairman of ABTA.
“Alistair has served with difference on our board of administrators and his experience, professionalism and exuberance shall be helpful in our ongoing paintings to strengthen our individuals and their consumers 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 phenomenal contribution he has made to the affiliation during his six years in place of job.”
ABTA has round 1,200 Contributors, with a blended annual UK turnover of £38 billion
Rowland added: “I glance ahead immensely to taking over my new position as chairman of the United Kingdom’s main go back and forth affiliation.
“Now, greater than ever, it is important that we have got an affiliation that represents the voice of the trade, helps the desires of its individuals and is helping their consumers to really feel assured in travelling.
“The affiliation has made robust development below leader govt Mark Tanzer and the chairmanship of my predecessor Noel Josephides and I’m prepared to additional construct on that excellent paintings.”