Change of Chairman AFTA Board of Directors
At the AFTA Board meeting yesterday 5th December 2018, Mike Thompson stepped down as the Chairman after 10 years of service in the role.
With Thompson departing his positon with Helloworld Travel Ltd, he will no longer serve as a Director on the AFTA Board and as such is no longer eligible to be the Chairman.
Thompson will continue as the AFTA representative on the Board of the AFTA Chargeback Scheme (ASC) a position he has held since the creation of the scheme.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being Chair of AFTA for the past decade and appreciate the support given me by fellow Board Members and the broader travel industry’ said Mike Thompson, outgoing Chairman of AFTA.
At the meeting held yesterday, Tom Manwaring from Express Travel Group was elected to take up the Chairmanship of AFTA with immediate effect.
Manwaring has served on the AFTA Board for the past 4.5 years and is well versed in the many issues being addressed by AFTA.
“I look forward to supporting AFTA and the members going forward as Chairman and would like to extend my thanks to Mike for his outstanding work while Chairman. I would also like to thank my fellow Board members for their support in electing me to the role” said incoming Chairman Tom Manwaring.
The next AFTA Board meeting is scheduled for February 2019 where AFTA will continue to advocate on behalf of the travel agents of Australia.