What Makes Us Different?
We’ve clocked up some miles since we started and thanks to our experience (and your feedback) we offer an exemplary service for your peace of mind when travelling. We don’t do middle of the road and we won’t take you for a ride. In simple terms, HolidayTaxis always puts the customer first.
Meet our Team
Our team has a wealth of expertise and constantly drives to deliver an excellent service. When it comes to who’s behind the wheel, you’re in safe hands.
Brendan M Breslin
Brendan Breslin has been Chairman of HolidayTaxis since it was founded in 2002. Glasgow-born, he was educated at St Aloysius College before attending Tal Handaq Royal Naval School in Malta. After entering RMA Sandhurst in 1964, he decided on a career change and, having failed to make the grade as a professional cricketer or golfer, he joined the Ministry of Defence.
He left Government Service in 1993, after a long and notable career, and later founded and was Chairman of internet based company E-Travelbase Ltd. He and his partners went on to provide the financial investment for HolidayTaxis in 2002. Brendan is an all-round sports fan, particularly golf, cricket, rugby and soccer and is a lifelong supporter of Celtic and Portsmouth FC.
Sir Colin Chandler
Sir Colin Chandler was knighted in 1988 and joined us after completing a 7 year term as Chairman of easyJet. Earlier in his career, he was seconded from British Aerospace to the role of Head of Defence Export Services, Ministry of Defence. He has been Managing Director, Chief Executive and then Chairman of Vickers plc. and Chairman of Racal Electronics plc; also Deputy Chairman of Smiths Group plc and a Non-executive Director of Guardian Royal Exchange plc and of TI group plc.
He was also Chairman of TI Automotive Limited, Chairman of Automotive Technik Limited, Non-Executive Chairman of Clarity Commerce Solutions plc and Pro-Chancellor of Cranfield University. He joined HolidayTaxis as a Non-Executive Director in 2009.
Ian Coyle brings over 25 years experience in the travel industry to HolidayTaxis which he joined in 2010 as Sales & Marketing Director. His past experience included executive roles at Holiday Autos, then Lastminute.com; Ian was also part of the Leadership teams that launched 2 new companies into the UK Travel Trade, allowing customers to easily pre-book holiday hotels and attraction tickets around the world. Delighted to have the opportunity to join the HolidayTaxis success story, Ian was quickly appointed to the Board upon his joining the Company, helping to spearhead HolidayTaxis' global growth over more recent years into new and exciting source markets around the world. Ian was appointed Managing Director in August 2017. Ian's mission statement: Ensuring the HolidayTaxis Group is the company of choice for all of the many valued customers and travel industry partners around the world, providing world class, unrivalled service and support.
Deputy Managing Director Finance & Commercial
Rebecca Cain joined HolidayTaxis in 2014 as Financial and Commercial Director. With 7 years’ experience as Finance Director, Rebecca has spent over a decade in the Travel and Leisure industry, during which time she gained ACMA membership and fulfilled a number of roles across Finance, Product and Commercial for the MyTravel Group and later Neilson Active Holidays. Rebecca has experienced and led many large and complex developments. She strongly believes that understanding customers and putting people at the heart of everything is what makes, and will continue to make, HolidayTaxis a successful, industry leading business.
Feeling fortunate to be making a career out of something she enjoys, Rebecca also likes taking time out to spend with her young family and is a keen snowboarder, skier and walker.
Product & Purchasing Director
Norman Turner joined HolidayTaxis in 2012 as Product & Purchasing Director. He has previously worked with us as a purchasing strategy consultant. An MBA-graduate in Procurement and Strategy Management, Norman has held Board positions within the leisure, executive aviation and travel sectors and has advised companies within healthcare, recycling and retail sectors.
He has previously headed the procurement function for the MyTravel Group and First Choice Holidays, introducing strategies that delivered annual savings of up to £10m per annum. Norman is focused on ensuring HolidayTaxis work with the best suppliers within a demanding environment, ensuring customer requirements are at the heart of its supply and fulfilment strategy.
IT, eCommerce & Strategy Director
Cian Kennedy joined us at HolidayTaxis as Director of IT and eCommerce in 2013. He enjoys leading a team of software engineers and digital marketers, delivering great platforms and products in order to make travel easier for our customers. Prior to joining HolidayTaxis, Cian led IT teams at BUPA in Ireland for 10 years and delivered global technology solutions for international Financial Services, Utility, HR and Hi-Tech corporations.
Cian graduated from University College Cork with a Masters in Law and a Higher Diploma in Accounting and Information Systems. When he's not working, Cian rows to relax and won Gold at the 2015 All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships.