Colin Parselle


Finance Director - SHG

Tui Travel PLC

September 2010 - October 2011

Following a successful two and a half years as Finance Director of TUI Ski, appointed Finance Director of Specialist Holidays Group. Specialist Holdiays Group is the third largest tour operator in the UK, with 500k+ customers annually and a turnover of £500m+. Brands include Crystal Ski and Lakes, Thomson Ski and Lakes, First Choice Ski, Sovereign, Hayes and Jarvis, Citalia, Meon Villas, Thomson Worldwide, Jetsave, Austravel and American Holidays.

Finance Director - TUI Ski

Tui Travel PLC

March 2008 - September 2010

TUI Ski is the fourth largest tour operator by volume in the UK and largest ski specialist tour operator in the world with a turnover of c. £200m and c. 250k holiday-makers. A highly commercial role with responsibility for all finance activities in the business. A core member of the senior management team. Total of 40 staff in the UK and overseas.

Head of Sector Reporting

First Choice Holidays

January 2006 - January 2008

Responsible for all profit, capital expenditure, cashflow and foreign exchange reporting, forecasting and budgeting on behalf of the Mainstream Sector. Influential member of the Finance Leadership Team with the Sector’s Finance Directors. Heavily involved in Vendor Due Diligence and Merger discussions throughout 2007.

Head of Financial Accounting

First Choice Holidays

January 2004 - January 2006

Responsible for all Financial Accounting within the Mainstream Sector. This included all capital expenditure, cashflow and foreign exchange reporting, forecast and budgeting.

Financial Controller SPCo


January 2001 - January 2004

Responsible for all accounting in the Shell Petroleum Company, a holding company with approx 50% of the assets in the Royal Dutch / “Shell” Group.

Graduate trainee

Zurich Financial Services

January 1996 - January 2001

Including Zurich Life and ZIFA Financial Accountant, Group Subsidiaries Accountant and Graduate Trainee Accountant. These roles brought a variety of experience whilst studying and training under the ICAEW’s Training Outside Public Practice scheme.

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