The ETTSA Board is composed of 6 Directors elected by a General Assembly of member company representatives. The Board meets four times a year and has ultimate decision-making powers for the management and administration of the Association.
Catherine was appointed Chair of ETTSA on 28 November 2012. She is Director of Legal at lastminute.com (part of Sabre Holdings). She is a graduate of Nottingham Law School, and holds a Law and French degree from the University of Birmingham as well as a Diploma in French Law from the University of Limoges, France.
Svend was appointed Vice Chair of ETTSA on 28 November 2012. He is VP Industry Affairs with Amadeus IT Group SA. Svend started his career with Scandinavian Airlines in 1986 and joined Amadeus in 1988. He rejoined Scandinavian in 1992 as Marketing Director for Norway. In 1996, he moved to consulting. He was involved in the commercial launch of start-up airline Norwegian in 2003. He joined Amadeus again in 2011. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (USA), and holds a masters degree from the Norwegian School of Management.
Simon was Chairman of ETTSA from June 2011 until November 2012. He is Vice President Government Affairs at Travelport. Prior to joining Travelport, Simon served as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Simon is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park, and George Mason University School of Law.
Brent Thompson is Vice President Government Affairs at Expedia Inc. Prior to taking up this role, Brent served InterActive Corporation (IAC) as VP Government Affairs. Brent is a graduate of the University of Washington and George Mason University School of Law.
Chris is Vice President Corporate Affairs at Orbitz Worldwide, with responsibility for its European subsidiary ebookers. Chris has a long experience in government affairs in Washington, including for US Airways as Senior VP Corporate Affairs, for American Airlines and for the Air Transport Association. He is a graduate of Fresno State University, the University of Maryland and Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government.
Nicolas Brumelot is Deputy CEO and CFO of Odigeo, the travel group comprising the brands Opodo, Go Voyages and eDreams. Nicolas was one of the co-founders of Go Voyages in 1997, and was instrumental in building it into one of the leading European Online Travel Agencies.