Iglu.com chief executive Richard Downs has joined the board of Abta, the association announced this morning.
Downs founded the business in 1998 and it now claims to be the largest independent ski and cruise retailer in the UK.
He said: “Abta is the UK’s largest and most trusted travel association brand with a deep heritage and I’m delighted to be joining the board during a period of such great change in both consumer buying habits and also in terms of technology and regulation.
“Iglu.com pioneered retailing ski on the web 15 years ago and I believe I can bring this fresh and pioneering spirit to Abta’s strong and diverse board.”
Abta chief executive Mark Tanzer said: “Richard is an exciting addition to the Abta board, he brings with him rich online and commercial expertise which will be of real benefit to Abta.
“His passion for entrepreneurship and growing businesses will also be an asset to Abta and our membership.”