ATTA® People

Meet the people behind the organisation. 

ATTA® HQ

The African Travel & Tourism Association (ATTA®) is a member-driven trade association that promotes travel and tourism to Africa and Indian Ocean Islands from all corners of the world. Recognised as the Voice of African and Indian Ocean Islands Tourism, ATTA serves and supports businesses in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands representing buyers and suppliers of tourism product across 26 African and Indian Ocean countries.

With over 615 members, ATTA acts as Pan-Africa and Indian Ocean Islands' largest network of tourism product covering not only accommodation, transport and travel specialists in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, but a formidable selection of tour operators, representation and PR companies worldwide promoting tourism to Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

 

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

President and Group Managing Director, ATTA® & Experience Africa Events

Chris Mears

Chris Mears

Executive Director, Executive Director ATTA, Managing Director Experience Africa Events

Angela Dizon

Angela Dizon

Membership & Exhibitions Manager, ATTA®

Storm Napier

Storm Napier

Communications & Marketing Director, ATTA®

 

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of elected and co-opted members of the association and is responsible for the conduct, future growth and strategic vision of ATTA. The Advisory Board not only represent the geographical spread of the membership but also the specialisms within the African and Indian Ocean Islands tourism trade.

Each advisor is allocated a portfolio and each member will have an advisor as a point of contact

Alice Mwaura

Alice Mwaura

Touring Manager, The Safari and Conservation Company

Andrew Kitema

Andrew Kitema

Managing Owner, African Adventure Specialists

Ash Sofat

Ash Sofat

CEO , Somak Holidays

Chris Mears

Chris Mears

Executive Director, Executive Director ATTA, Managing Director Experience Africa Events

David Reading

David Reading

Director, FINN Partners

Deepesh Gupta

Deepesh Gupta

Director of Sales, Auric Air Services Ltd

Haja Rasambainarivo

Haja Rasambainarivo

Co-Founder, Asisten Travel Madagascar

Hayley Walls

Hayley Walls

Director of Sales and Marketing, Matetsi Victoria Falls

James Haigh

James Haigh

Head of Sales and Marketing, Lemala Camps & Lodges

John Corse

John Corse

Chairman, ATTA® & Managing Director, Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Jozef Verbruggen

Jozef Verbruggen

Founder, Untamed Travelling

Nick Aslin - Chairman

Nick Aslin - Chairman

Founder, Zambian Ground Handlers

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

President and Group Managing Director, ATTA® & Experience Africa Events

Robert Barber FRGS

Robert Barber FRGS

Owner, Golden Africa

Rupert Finch Hatton

Rupert Finch Hatton

Head of Sales - Europe & North America, Nomad Tanzania

Storm Napier

Storm Napier

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Atmosphere Marketing & OurAfrica.Travel

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

Head of Africa & Indian Ocean, Audley Travel

 

Management Board

The Management Board are Directors of ATTA® Limited and are responsible for the management and governance of the association.

Who is on the ATTA® Management Board?

Nick Aslin - Chairman

Nick Aslin - Chairman

Founder, Zambian Ground Handlers

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

Nigel Vere Nicoll FRGS

President and Group Managing Director, ATTA® & Experience Africa Events

Chris Mears

Chris Mears

Executive Director, Executive Director ATTA, Managing Director Experience Africa Events

Claire Cooper - HR

Claire Cooper - HR

Founder, Coops & Co

 

Fellows

Fellowship is awarded to a former Director or Advisor who has made an exceptional contribution to the association, during their term of office.

A Fellow, a life appointment, provides long term continuity in the wise governance of the association.

Ross Kennedy

Ross Kennedy

Chief Executive, Africa Albida Tourism

Fiona Jeffery OBE

Fiona Jeffery OBE

Just a Drop

Anita Powell

Anita Powell

Founder, Small World Marketing & The Africa Hub

Mohanjeet Brar

Mohanjeet Brar

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Gamewatchers Safaris / Porini Camps / Earthacre

 

Global Representatives

Our interational representatives provide market insights and intelligence on their specifc country / region, and provide members with the opportunity to start working with and understanding the market further.

Andrea Landaeta

Andrea Landaeta

Director, Sariri Terra

Kristyna Gottwaldova

Kristyna Gottwaldova

Marketing Manager, Travel Advance

Lin Yu

Lin Yu

Managing Director & Publisher, Travel World China

Rob Gurr

Rob Gurr

Managing Director, Ynot Concepts