Noel Josephides has been elected chairman of ABTA after a ballot amongst members.
Josephides is chairman of Sunvil Holidays and had stepped down as managing director in hope that he would be selected for the role. He will take up the role at ABTA’s next board meeting on 24 July.
“I am delighted to be elected as ABTA chairman and I’d like to thank Roger Allard, the other candidate, for contributing to such an open and lively election campaign. I look forward to working with him in his capacity as board director, along with the rest of ABTA’s board and management team, in my new role,” Josephides said on the announcement.
“The association is making very good progress in its strategy, and my aim as chairman is to ensure that this work continues on track, delivering the best possible service to ABTA members and helping to guide them through the new challenges and changes in the industry,” he added.
Mark Tanzer, ABTA chief executive, said: “On behalf of the board, I’d like to congratulate Noel on his appointment as ABTA chairman. He has a vast amount of industry experience that will prove extremely valuable as we make further strides in delivering our business plan for the association.”