TTNG conference: The Travel Network Group reveals new-look board

The Travel Network Group has restructured its board, with expanded roles for Lisa Henning, Vim Vithaldas and Alexis Coles-Barrasso

Group membership services director Lisa Henning becomes chief operating officer at the consortium, taking on all member-facing functions, including membership, marketing, dynamic packaging tool Honeycomb, Cruise Club Concierge and TTNG’s owned retail stores.

She continues to support member relationships.

Group commercial director Vim Vithaldas has been promoted to chief commercial officer. He assumes responsibility for operations alongside commercial, finance, risk and trustees in his new role.

PR and communications director Alexis Coles-Barrasso joins the board. Alongside her existing roles, she will help TTNG members with their PR strategies.

Announcing the changes at the consortium’s Beyond The Expected conference in Budapest, Hungary, chief executive Gary Lewis also revealed The Travel Network Group’s new vision and purpose.

It’s vision is: “To create a community of inspirational leaders who open the world to life-changing experiences.”

It’s new sense of purpose is: “To inspire, grow and protect our individual travel members.”

Lisa Henning announced that she has made appointing a new head of marketing an “absolute priority” as she set out her commitments for the next year: to launch a new recruitment service for members, a training services academy and host more open days.

Vim Vithaldas announced he would be providing members with weekly and monthly data-led market updates, and introduce ‘how to’ days for members to learn new skills.

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