Board Of Directors

Mark Kempster

Mark Kempster

Founder & CEO

Prior to starting CT Travel Group in 1988, Mark had worked in both the leisure and corporate travel sectors. Since then, over the last 25 years he has gained a huge amount of experience in all aspects of the travel market. As CEO of CT Travel Group, Mark’s role sees him working closely with his fellow Directors ensuring the business operates smoothly on a day to day basis and that high standards of business practise are maintained.

Clare Collins

Clare Collins

Managing Director Corporate Travel

Clare joined CT Business Travel in 2004 and was appointed as a shareholder and Director Corporate Travel in 2012 after progressing through the business over a period of 8 years. As Managing Director of Corporate Travel, Clare oversees all operations within the corporate division of CT Travel Group including; sales, implementation, account management and online technology.

David Bevan

David Bevan

Financial Director

David joined the Group in 2001 to head up the Finance Division and is responsible for the Group’s financial welfare with the support of the Group’s financial team. David ensures that necessary controls exist and are being maintained at all levels throughout the business. David has overall responsibility for the company’s compliant status with external regulatory authorities and also has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s financial back office systems.

Thomas Kempster

Thomas Kempster

Technical Director

Thomas joined the group in 1999 to develop the online presence of the Group and simultaneously to build an up-to-date technical infrastructure. With support of our in house technical team, provides oversight across three clear deliverables for the group; Technical infrastructure and communications across each division, focusing on resilience and our ability to service customer needs 24/7. Thomas is responsible for all outreach and marketing across the entire group.

Trade Missions Team

Lyndsay Snowden

Lyndsay Snowden

Trade Missions Manager

As Trade Mission Manager, Lyndsay is responsible for the running of the CT Trade Missions team within CT Travel Group. Lyndsay has over 25 years’ experience specifically in Trade Missions and reports directly to the Board of Directors. Having spent all her career in the industry, Lyndsay brings a genuine passion for travel to the team which is translated into the exceptionally high level of customer service delivered to all Trade Mission participants.

“I am delighted to have two outstanding members of staff working for me who fully understand the concept of Trade Missions and strive to offer an exceptional service to our sponsors and delegates alike”.

Candice McKenzie

Candice McKenzie

Senior Trade Missions and Groups Co-ordinator

Joining the CT Trade Missions in March 2010, Candice brought with her a wealth of experience having worked and studied within the travel industry for a number of years. As a vital member of the team, Candice's role encompasses all aspects of work on both Mission Management and logistical support including; relationship building, prospectus production, correspondence with delegates and sponsors, submission of bespoke quotations, issuing of documentation and assisting with visa procurement.

Hilary Crundwell

Hilary Crundwell

Trade Missions & Groups Co-ordinator

Hilary joined the CT Trade Missions in September 2008 after working in a variety of roles within the travel industry. Hilary’s role within the Trade Missions Department is focused mainly on the travel aspect of Trade Missions. Hilary’s key responsibilities include; providing quotations, supplier negotiations, booking flights, hotels and transportation, visa advice and procurement as well as being involved in the follow up programme for our Managed Missions.

Simon Rowland

Simon Rowland

Head of Sales and Account Management

Simon joined CT Business Travel in June 2015 bringing a wealth of supplier and client facing experience having worked at a Global Travel Management Company. As Head of Sales & Account Management, Simon is responsible for the Account Management Team as well as key accounts for the business. He is tasked with providing client reviews, highlighting areas for cost saving, improving efficiency and working towards travel programme goals. Simon is also responsible for the Sales Team, working closely with the operation and implementation teams to facilitate a streamlined approach to clients joining the CT portfolio.