ABTA North West Regional Chair appointed to the ABTA Board of Directors

Monday, July 3, 2023


Richard Slater, Chair of the ABTA North West region, has been appointed to the ABTA Board of Directors. Mr Slater was selected by the other ABTA regional chairs to be put forward for appointment. Mr Slater is the Managing Director of Henbury Travel, a travel agent based in Macclesfield.

This appointment brings additional retail travel agency experience to the Board, alongside Daniele Broccoli who currently holds the Board position elected by members with retail turnover of less than £20 million. Mr Slater’s appointment will take effect from the ABTA AGM to be held on 21 September and will be for an initial term of two years.

Alistair Rowland ABTA Chairman said “Richard has been ABTA Regional Chair for the North West since 2019 and over that time has been a tireless advocate for his fellow ABTA members. During the pandemic Richard was a regular presence on both local and national TV and radio making the case for high street retailers as well as providing informed and articulate comment for the national media. Richard’s experience and expertise will be invaluable for his fellow Board members, and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Richard Slater said “I am delighted and honoured that my fellow ABTA regional chairs have selected me to be their representative on the ABTA Board of Directors. I look forward to working with the other directors and hope that my experience of and commitment to the high street travel agency market helps in the development of the future strategy of our association.”

Nominations are invited for election to other positions on the ABTA Board in the following membership categories:

Retail business less than £20,000,000

Principal business less than £50,000,000

Principal business not less than £50,000,000

Nominations are invited for election to the Council of the Regions in the following Regions:


Northern Ireland



South Wales

Yorkshire & North Midlands

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