With a background as a lawyer, Andy Cooper has more than 25 years experience in the travel industry, and runs a consultancy focussed on government and regulatory affairs, tourism safety and crisis management.
He was previously the Director of Government and External Affairs for the Thomas Cook Group, managing the Group’s relationship with governments – UK, EU and destinations, and led the Group’s sustainability strategy.
He spent 6 years as Director General of the UK Federation of Tour Operators and the International Federation of Tour Operators, and was the Head of Legal Services for Mytravel UK businesses.
Andy has also been a Director of ABTA, as well as Chair of its Code of Conduct Committee. He is currently a trustee of the Travel Foundation.