Paul Ovington to leave Coach Tourism Association

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Paul Ovington has left his role with the Coach Tourism Association (CTA).

Paul has been associated with the organisation for 12 years, firstly as PR consultant. For the past 11 years, he has also run the CTA administration office.

During this time he has been the main link with the membership, developed and run the CTA’s annual events programme, helped build membership and headed the development of the two websites and annual handbook.

“I’ve really enjoyed working originally for the CTC and latterly for the CTA,” said Paul. “But what started out as very much a part-time role has become a full-time position and at my age I want to have more time for family life and leisure.

“I’d like to thank everyone associated with the CTA for their support, not least Sean Taggart who I worked with during his 10 years as Chairman and more recently our current Chairman, Denise Bridges, and of course all of those who have served on the CTA Board. Last but not least my oldest friend Chris Wales, the CTA CE, who originally got me involved with the organisation and with whom I have worked – I like to think successfully – for many years.

“As Chris tells journalists on press trips, you start out as strangers but at the end of the trip you are friends. Over the years many CTA members have become firm friends and I hope I’ll be able to keep my connections with them in the future.”

Paul will continue in his role for as long as it takes for the CTA to find his successor. The Board of the CTA has decided to create a new role of Membership Support Services.