Our people

Our people

LifeLine's Trustees are appointed by invitation. The current board is made up of a mix of people who are active in the travel industry and those who have retired. In order to help facilitate home visits to people who ask for help, the Trustees are spread geographically throughout the UK.

  • Alistair Rowland - Group General Manager

    Alistair Rowland

    Group General Manager, Travel Services at Midcounties Co-operative
  • Derek Jones - Managing Director UK at Kuoni

    Derek Jones

    Managing Director UK at Kuoni 
  • Sam O'Brien - Trustee

    Sam O'Brien

    Head of TUI UK and Ireland HR (Head Office)
  • John de Vial - Trustee

    John de Vial

    Head of Financial Protection ABTA
  • John McEwan - Trustee

    John McEwan

    CEO at McEwan Associates 
  • Bill Maxwell - Trustee

    Bill Maxwell

    Financial Director Institute of Travel and Tourism - CEO BM Consulting
  • Trudie Drake - Director

    Trudie Drake

    Director, ABTA Lifeline
  • Izzie O’Riordan - Business and Marketing Assistant

    Izzie O’Riordan

    Business and Marketing Executive, ABTA LifeLine

Our supporters

ABTA LifeLine receives support through financial donations and in kind help.


Supporters that have donated to ABTA LifeLine’s £1 per employee appeal in 2016;

  • ABTA
  • African Pride
  • Air Viceroy
  • All Leisure Group
  • Bond Travel
  • Campbell Irvine Ltd
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • CITO Limited
  • Classic Collection
  • Cosmos Tours
  • Elman Wall
  • Euroventure Travel
  • Hays Travel
  • HolidaysPlease
  • HotelPlan UK
  • Iglu.com
  • Kinver Travel Centre
  • Kirker Travel
  • Kuoni Travel
  • Martin Randall Travel
  • Monarch
  • Ocky White Travel
  • Peakes Travel
  • The Midcounties Co-operative
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Saga
  • Sam Smith Travel
  • Shearings Holidays
  • Spa Travel
  • Ski Solutions
  • Spear Travels
  • Sunvil Holidays
  • Sutton Travel
  • Terra Travel
  • Thames Travel
  • Towergate Chapman Stevens (Towergate Insurance Limited)
  • Travel Club Elite 
  • Travel Republic (Dnata UK)
  • Travel2 and Gold Medal
  • Travlaw LLP Solicitors
  • Travel Time World Ltd
  • Travelink
  • TUI Travel PLC
  • Typically Holidays
  • Undiscovered Destinations
  • Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK (Cottages.com, Hoseasons, James Villa)