Youtravel.com MD resigns

Youtravel.com group managing director Graham Nichols is stepping down from his role.

In a statement, the company said Nichols was stepping down after three years in the role because of personal reasons, including the difficulties of travelling between the offices in the UK and Athens.

David Howell, formerly group finance director at lastminute.com and First Choice, will become an executive director and take on the role of group managing director. Howell has been a non-executive member of the Youtravel board since early this year.

Matt Cheevers will continue his responsibilities for UK and international sales but now takes on the role of UK managing director. Cheevers will report to Howell.

Nichols commented: “I am delighted to have been part of the Youtravel story and wish all my friends and colleagues there every success for the future.” 

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John Kent, chief executive and founder of the Youtravel Group, added: “I would like to thank Graham for his contribution over the past three years. He leaves with my very best wishes for the future.”