Luis Arteaga
Luis Arteaga
Chairman

Luis Arteaga joined JG Travel Group in October 2002 as Financial Director and Partner. At the time, the company had revenues of £3m and 6 employees. Luis went on to become Managing Director two years later followed by an MBO in 2008 where he acquired the business from the founder. In September 2016, Luis sold 50% of the business to KPC. Before joining JG Travel Group, Luis had various financial management roles in a range of businesses including Car Rental, Waste Management and PFI projects in Spain, the US and the UK.

Luis Arteaga graduated in Business and Economics from University CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain. He has an MBA with Specialism in Finance from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid and 2 years of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).

In his spare time, Luis enjoys sports (including regular practice of football, tennis, golf and running), books (economics, business, health and US or World politics) and above all, his two children.


Chris Simmonds
CEO

Chris joined the JG Travel Group in May 2022 as Marketing Director and has spent his entire career in the holiday business, with a particular specialism in the older traveller.
He worked for Saga Holidays over many years, headed up Marketing, Sales and Operations before becoming Managing Director and Chief Executive. During this time, he led the £200m+ business from 150,000 customers to over 200,000.
Chris also worked for nearly 10 years in the charity sector where he led the national charity Revitalise as their Chief Executive, offering accessible holiday centres serving disabled people and their carers.
When he is not working Chris lives with his wife in Canterbury and enjoys gardening, playing music and riding classic motorcycles.

Paul Mason
Paul Mason
Director of Product & Operations

Paul has a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry and is particularly skilled in negotiation, coach, air and rail holiday operations management and hotel contracting. Between 2009 – 2011, Paul was the Operations & Contracts Director for JGTG. He then want on to be Deputy Chief Executive of Bowen Travel Group followed by Director of Product & Operations for Glenton Holidays before returning to JGTG in 2013 to take on his current role. Paul is highly experienced and an innovative product creator, drawing from a wealth of industry experience.

Helen Moylan
Helen Moylan
HR and Customer Service Director

Helen is an intrinsic part of the JGTG team, having been with the company for over 10 years, and is responsible for all HR aspects of JGTG, including recruitment, retention, development, and succession planning. Helen draws on her 15 years experience working as a senior HR manager with the Lloyds Banking group, followed by a number of years working as a self-employed HR consultant specialising in management coaching and development, Assessment and Development Centres and advising small businesses in HR matters.

Gary Turner
Gary Turner
Finance Director

Gary Turner is FCCA/ACCA qualified with 20 years of experience in senior finance roles. Gary has a record of developing and managing high performance finance departments, has extensive experience in the Leisure industry and a proven ability to drive profit and growth. Previous roles include Finance and Commercial Director for The Rock Collective and Finance and Commercial Director for Global Gathering Group Limited. Gary has a BA Honours Degree in Historical Studies from University of Portsmouth.


Ewan Moore
Chief Commercial & Finance Officer

Ewan joined JG Travel Group in May 2022 as Chief Commercial and Finance Officer. He has previously held a number of industry roles including Finance Director at Riviera Travel from 2009 to 2020, during which time the business went through two Private Equity transactions and grew from £50m to £200m turnover. He is a chartered accountant who qualified with Deloitte after graduating with a degree in Economics from Durham University. Whilst not at work, Ewan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in Cheshire.