ITT finance director Bill Maxwell passes away

ITT finance director Bill Maxwell passes away

Institute of Travel & Tourism treasurer Bill Maxwell died yesterday (Tuesday) from cancer.

He had more than 30 years experience in the travel industry and was well known as trade relations director for coach operator Wallace Arnold Group, a company he worked for for almost 20 years.

He started his career with the National Bus Company.

Maxwell sat on the Abta code of conduct and members’ committees and held an (Hon) Phd in business administration.

A statement from the institute issued yesterday said: “ITT is very sorry to announce the passing of its treasurer, Bill Maxwell, who passed away peacefully this morning following a brave battle with cancer.

“ITT’s finance director, Bill was a wonderful supporter of ITT and a great friend to many of the institute’s members.

“Our thoughts are with his wife Eva, and daughter Amy, at this sad time. Details of Bill’s funeral will be advised when known.”

ITT chairman Steven Freudmann paid tribute to his friend. He said: “I am so sad. I have known Bill for over 30 years. He was such a lovely man.

“He was an ITT board member for fourteen years and our finance director for the past eight years. He was respected by everyone who knew him.

“He was a great professional and a huge supporter of ITT. My thoughts are with Eva, his wife and Amy, his daughter.”

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