Tui Travel non-executive director Clare Chapman has stepped down from the board. Chapman has been appointed group people director at BT.

She was a non-executive of the travel group since its formation following the merger between First Choice and the tourism division of Tui AG four years ago.

Chapman, chairman of Tui’s remuneration committee, was previously a non-executive director at First Choice Holidays.

Tui Travel deputy chairman and senior independent director Sir Micheal Hodgkinson said: “Clare has been a much valued member of the board, both at First Choice and TUI Travel and the board would like to thank her for the significant contribution she has made over the years. 

“We are sorry that she had decided to step down from the Board given her other commitments and wish her every success in her new role.”

Non-executive board member Bill Dalton, former chief executive of HSBC bank, has been appointed chairman of Tui’s remuneration committee.