Stewart BairdChief ExecutiveStewart is the Chief Executive of Stone Ventures, the midlands based private equity investor behind Pebble Travel : Investors. Stewart spent 10 years in the travel sector before founding Stone Ventures, working with Eurostar, Virgin and sitting on the Board of both ABTA and the then Federation of Tour Operators. Stewart sits on the board of several companies in different sectors including the leisure operator Chill Factore in Manchester and luxury operator Ski Solutions.
John McEwanChair of Advisory BoardJohn is best known for his most recent roles as Chief Executive of Advantage and Chairman of ABTA. John has spent a self-confessed “lifetime” in travel spanning some of the biggest names including Thomas Cook and Tui. He currently sits as a non-executive director of several travel companies.
Ian BrooksEntrepreneur & InvestorIan holds an impressive résumé. He has not only worked in a number of leading travel businesses, such as Virgin, but has also been at the forefront of change within the travel sector, co-founding and selling the hotel aggregator Medhotels, a specialist on-line cruise retailer, Ideal Cruising and most recently supporting the growth of the sector’s leading digital & travel recruitment specialist, Gail Kenny Group. Ian is also currently involved with several start up businesses.
Matt AnsellDirector & Senior Investment ManagerMatt is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Ernst Young where he worked in their restructuring division. Matt is the Senior Investment Manager at Stone Ventures and appraises all new deals. Matt has worked with numerous businesses to drive growth and value.