Change at Atta HQ

At Atta’s East African Networking event in Kenya on Thursday, CEO Nigel Vere Nicoll announced that the Board of Atta have appointed Chris Mears to take over the role of Chief Executive of the association, effective January 1st 2018. At the event Nigel recalled that exactly 35 earlier his relationship with Africa began when he launched Signet Hotels, a division of Abercrombie & Kent at the same location in Nairobi.
Atta was founded in 1994 and Nigel has been at the helm for the last 21 years. 
Nigel will take on the new role of Atta President  and in that role will continue to work closely with Governments, Tourist Boards, the Global Media, and as a lecturer on matters concerning African tourism.
Our new CEO Chris Mears is well known to the travel trade. He joined long term Atta member, Acacia Africa in London in 2000. He subsequently moved to South Africa and was highly instrumental in setting up and running their Cape Town office, initially as manager and subsequently as director. Chris is well known in the industry in Southern and East Africa.
Atta Board at MKTE 2017
L to R Damian Cook Social Media Director, Ross Kennedy Former Chairman, Rosemary Mugambi East African Director, Julian Edmunds Chairman, Chris Mears CEO Elect, Nigel Vere Nicoll President Elect