On the Beach commercial director Johnny Pollard is to stand for a position on the Abta board.

Pollard will stand against The Co-operative Travel managing director Mike Greenacre for the position of director for Abta retailers with annual turnover of more than £20 million.

There will also be an election for head of the West Midlands region between Charles Eftichiou from Moseley Travel and Michael Knowles of Complete World Travel.

The deadline for nominations was on Wednesday and ballot papers will be sent out next week to members. The closing date for the return of ballot papers is Wednesday, April 14 at 5pm.

The winners will be announced at the Abta annual general meeting on April 29 and will serve a two-year term.