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Welcome back to our  video series, where we ask top-hitting financial directors and CFOs the big questions on the year ahead. Every week we publish new video interviews with influential CFOs.

Come back to find out what they have to say on the key issues, such as Brexit and cyber risk, and discover their biggest worries as finance leaders in 2017.

Today: FD of Thomson Airways, Tom Smethers, discusses Brexit’s impact on business.

About Tom Smethers

Tom Smethers became financial director of Thomson Airways in  2015, having joined from the Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts Group. He started his career with Deloitte, before holding senior finance roles with Network Rail, easyJet and the Jumeirah Group.

About Thomson Airways

Thomson Airways is a member of the TUI Group, ad is the world’s largest charter airline. The airline carried 10.6 million passengers in 2015, making it the third-largest UK airline by total passengers, after easyJet and British Airways.

TUI Group’s portfolio consists of tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, six touristic airlines with around 150 aircraft, over 300 hotels with 214,000 beds, 16 cruise liners and countless incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe.

In 2015/16 financial year the TUI Group, with a headcount of 67,000 recorded turnover of €17.2 billion and an operating result of €1 billion.

The TUI Group’s share is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE index and in the Quotation Board of the Open Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.


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