Our Board

Christoph Debus

Group Airline Office and CEO UK Airline

Christoph Debus is CEO of Thomas Cook Airlines, as well as Chief Airlines Officer for Thomas Cook Group plc.

He joined Thomas Cook Group plc in 2012 as Group Head, Air Travel and Managing Director, Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd. Prior to this he was Chief Commercial and Chief Operational Officer at Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG - 2009 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he was Managing Director and CFO of Condor Flugdienst.

His career began as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, latterly as Partner.

Julie Armstrong

Group Airline Director of HR and MD UK Airline

Julie Armstrong lead the Human Resources function at the UK airline, as well as being Director of HR for Thomas Cook Group Airline. Earlier, Julie held the role of HR Director and at Manchester Airport from 2005 to 2012. She also undertook the role of Customer Services Director.

John Boler

Managing Director, Finance

John joined Thomas Cook Airlines as Finance Director in April 2010 from Thomas Cook Group. Previously, he had been at Airtours as Group Accountant since June 2000 and held a number of senior positions within the Group Finance departments of Airtours and MyTravel.

Paul Hutchings

Managing Director, Operations

Accountable Manager, UK

Paul Hutchings is Director Group Airlines Flight Operations, Accountable Manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and is also responsible for Group Airlines Crew Planning. Paul Hutchings qualified as an airline pilot in 1988 and worked for a number of airlines prior to holding various senior management roles in the British Airways Group. He joined Thomas Cook in 2008 as Chief Pilot of Thomas Cook Airlines UK before becoming Director Flight Operations and Postholder Flight Operations in 2012.


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