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.
Andy joined JG Travel Group as CEO in January 2021. Andy has an impressive travel industry background including roles as Managing Director of Gold Medal and Travel 2, and more recently CEO of luxury brand If Only which he ran for nearly three years, impressively taking the business from £25m turnover to £50m before leading the sale of the business to the Portman Travel Group. When Andy is not at work he’s busy with his two children in Leeds and amongst other things enjoys coaching his sons rugby team.
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.
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 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.
Sales & Yield Director
Matt has 25 years experience in the travel industry, covering many aspects of the sector, including hotel management, rate negotiation, product procurement, coach travel, commercial & yield processes and sales targeting. Most recently Matt has spent 13 years working at Shearings Holidays where he was the Product & Yield Director and main commercial lead of the £100m turnover business, controlling the fleet of 130 owned vehicles and filling the 50 owned group hotels. Matt draws on this experience to channel and focus the sales teams to achieve intake targets through direct selling techniques.
Marketing & E-Commerce Director
Neil joined the business in August 2021 and has been involved for over 35 years in the travel industry, specialising in the ecommerce and marketing areas. Previously Neil has held senior roles with Specialist Leisure Group, The Coop, Icelolly.com, TUI, Hays Travel and Page & Moy Holidays. Involved in ecommerce since 1995 Neil has a wealth of experience that will help the JG Travel Group grow its digital presence and online customer experience