The Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) has announced a change to its leadership following an 02DEC meeting of its members.
David Green, Managing Director for G Adventures in Canada and also Global VP for Sales and Customer Operations (pictured), succeeds long-time Vice Chair Stéphanie Bishop, Managing Director Canada for the Globus family of brands.
Green is an MBA graduate with almost 30 years experience in business strategy across travel retail and travel wholesale backgrounds. An industry advocate who has built a career focused on growth through a customer centric approach working in the UK, Australia and Canada, CATO Chair Brett Walker says Green is, "a passionate supporter of driving positive change within the industry, including helping businesses, agents and customers to do more to support community tourism and sustainability."
Walker added, “We are thrilled to have David join the CATO executive as well as extend a huge thanks to Stéphanie for all her service and continued commitment to CATO”.
The current CATO executive consists of Brett Walker (Collette) Chair; David Green (G Adventures) Vice Chair; Nicole Bursey (Transat) TICO Director and Joanne Dhue (Sunwing) TICO Director. CATO has also recently established a standing Sustainability Committee Chaired by Emma Cottis (GOWAY).
CATO is composed of volunteer industry members who advocate for an industry that is diverse, complex and has a foothold in virtually every community across Canada. CATO’s members include organizations offering tour programs and travel packages originating from Canada to international destinations as well as inbound to Canada, intra-Canada and trans-border.
For more information, please visit CATO's web site www.cato.ca/