The Co-operative Travel Group’s managing director Mike Greenacre has been elected on to the Institute of Travel and Tourism’s board for the first time after a record number of candidates contested for places.


Greenacre and Simon Johnson, P&O Ferries sales and marketing director, are the only new candidates on the board.


Greenacre has been voted in the general category alongside existing board directors Lawrence Assock and Kristina Wallen, who have both been re-elected. Johnson was earlier elected on to the board in the domestic tourism category.


The changes mean board directors Richard English, who was on the board in the general category, and Philippa Harris, who was contesting a place in the tourist board category, have both lost their seats. Harris lost to Bill Maxwell.


The new board now consists of:



  • Mike Greenacre, Lawrence Assock and Kristina Wallen in the general category

  • Jane Dunham in the ground transportation category

  • Bill Maxwell in the tourist board category

  • Sue Kavanagh in the training and education category

  • Neil Herbert in the tour operator category

  • Simon Johnson in the domestic tourism category

  • Paul Cowley in the air/airport category

In addition the follwing directors continue in office for another year; Lynn Narraway, Marc Bennett, Steven Freudmann, Clare Steiner, Martin Roberts, Wendy Hartley, and Michael Stevens.


Candidates who had tried for places on this year’s board but did not get elected were Matt Cheevers, Karen Gee, John Harding, Barbara Kolosinska, Geoffrey Saltmarsh, and Doug Wardle.