Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

ABTA announces two new Board appointments

TUI's commercial and business development director Richard Sofer and dnata Travel Europe CEO John Bevan have joined ABTA's Board.

Chairman Noel Josephides said he was delighted to welcome them both.

He added: "They both bring a wealth of experience in the travel industry. Their expertise and guidance will be invaluable in helping us to safeguard and promote the interests of our members and their customers."

Bevan (below right) has spent 25 years in the travel industry, having previously worked for several companies including where he was UK vice president.

He has also previously been a member of the ABTA board, from 2006 to 2008.

Sofer (left) was previously MD of Marella Cruises, and prior to joining TUI he was chief executive of every and Thistle Hotels. Before joining the travel industry he spent four years at Argos, most recently as head of retail finance.

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