Our people

ABTA LifeLine's Trustees are appointed by invitation. In order to ensure we have a good range of support and opinions, the current board is made up of a mix of people who are active across all sectors of the travel industry.

Trudie Clements


ABTA LifeLine

Derek Jones

Managing Director

Der Touristik UK

John de Vial

Head of Financial Protection


John McEwan


McEwan Associates

Alistair Rowland

Group General Manager - Specialist Retail

Midcounties Co-operative

Carolyn Watson


ABTA LifeLine

Ed Sumner

Director of Transformation

TUI Uk & Ireland

Kathryn Darbandi

Director of Retail and Customer Experience

Thomas Cook Group