Nick Lomas will succeed Trevor Watson as Director General of The Caravan Club and will begin his new role on 4th May 2010.
The new Director General is well equipped to take on the role of managing a large touring organisation and promoting caravanning to the public. He has worked at the Club as director of marketing since 2005.
The Caravan Club represents the interests of one million caravanners in the UK. In addition it operates the largest privately-owned network of sites in the country as well as 200 sites in Europe.
Nick Lomas commented “I see this as one of the best jobs in caravanning, and indeed the entire tourism industry. The Caravan Club is in its 103rd year and has a strong ethos of representing its one million members and providing them with quality products and services. I look forward to working with Club Committees, staff, industry colleagues and Parliamentarians to continue the work of The Club and drive forward this much respected cornerstone of the British tourism industry.”
Grenville Chamberlain is the chairman of The Caravan Club and was responsible for appointing Lomas. He praised his “extensive knowledge of The Club and the tourism industry” as well as his “enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism”. In addition he thanksed outgoing Director-General Trevor Watson “for his years of service and dedication to The Club”
Trevor Watson was himself full of praise for the appointment of Lomas. “The Caravan Club has experienced significant growth in recent years and Nick is ideally placed to build on the successes of The Club. I know Nick already has the full support of The Club staff and Committee Members and I am sure he will have the full support of everyone else in our industry.”
He added “I hope he finds his time as Director General as rewarding and enjoyable as I have.”