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Maria Whiteman, Managing Director

I joined NGT in October 2019 as MD Designate and moved in to the MD role in October 2020.I have worked in the travel industry for over 29 years, with the vast majority of this time having been in the traditional tour operating market working in senior roles for brands such as TUI & Airmiles and in MD roles for Hayes & Jarvis, Travel 2 Travel 4 and Saga Holidays.

I also spent several years as CEO of an online travel business which gave me invaluable experience in the digital space.

I have a passion for travel and particularly for the impact travel can have on us at various stages of our life. I am very excited to have taken over the reigns as MD of NGT as I can see the massive impact our products have on the pupils and students that travel with us. Learning outside of the classroom is key to the academic development of so many children and NGT’s passion to ensure our tour and event content links back to the curriculum is one of the main reasons why I wanted to join the business.