THOMAS Cook managing director tour operations and
distribution Manny Fontenla-Novoa has been appointed the new UK chief
executive.

He has replaced Alan Stewart, who has
held the post since April 2001 and becomes a non-executive director of the UK
business until he leaves the company in June.

The changes are a result of a review of the group,
which will see the German head office take on a larger strategic development
role.

Meanwhile, the UK will concentrate on its trading and
financial performance and customer delivery as one of the group’s 18 markets.

A UK restructure will be
announced within two weeks.