Andy is an experienced and highly respected voice within the travel industry. He was recently appointed Head of Regulation, Compliance and Resilience at Jet2holidays, where he is responsible for customer safety, crisis management, industry and government relations and business continuity procedures, as well as working closely with the in house legal team.
Having undertaken a period of consultancy, where he advised some of the largest and best known names in the travel industry on their crisis management and health and safety procedures, Andy was previously responsible for government, external affairs and sustainability at one of the largest UK travel groups, and prior to that, headed up an effective and highly influential trade association representing major tour operators in the UK and Europe to key stakeholders who included UK and destination governments, as well as members of the European Commission and Parliament.
Andy was Director of Government and External Affairs at the Thomas Cook Group from 2009 to 2014. He had previously spent 6 years as Director General of the UK Federation of Tour Operators and the International Federation of Tour Operators. A lawyer by background and training, he had originally spent 14 years as the Head of Legal Services for the Mytravel UK businesses, after leaving private practice, where he had been a general practitioner, specialising in matrimonial and other dispute resolution, after qualifying as a solicitor in 1985.
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