Anthony co-founded APL Media in 1997, having previously held senior positions in tour operating and travel insurance. He’s immensely proud of how his hard-working, loyal team has helped the company develop since then. A major foodie, Anthony is always on the look-out for the next big restaurant, can’t do without his daily Nespresso and loves anything to do with travel, ’60s music and classic cars.
APL’s Managing Director has been with the company for 16 years. Matthew started APL life developing travel trade magazines. A peanut butter connoisseur and father of three, he is happiest climbing a mountain or swinging a golf club.
Maria has over 15 years’ experience in managing and creating award-winning content across all media. Having built and nurtured a talented team, she’d like to think of herself as an inspirational leader. She also happens to be a black belt in Taekwondo, in case they don’t agree.
With over 20 years’ publishing experience, Matt specialises in creating campaigns with tourist offices to help foster reader engagement with destinations. Before joining APL in 2004, Matt worked in the financial sector but switched to travel to indulge his passion for world travel. When not battling the London traffic in his bicycle clips or enjoying its pubs or theatres, he’s partial to a spot of wild swimming, hiking and camping — whatever the weather.
Danny joined APL Media in 2001, rising from media sales executive to head of the consumer division. As well as hosting Best of British Sports Review of the Year events, since 2013 he’s managed sales for The Collection by National Geographic Traveller. A devoted father of two, Danny can often be found at wildlife parks or mulling over tactics for the office five-a-side team.
Head of The Collection by National Geographic Traveller
An APL Media staff member for more than 15 years, Cynthia manages projects at the company. She’s always on the lookout for the next travel adventure and is passionate about new restaurants, music and dancing.
Mark is responsible for the trade handbook team, managing sales on the ABTA Country by Country Guide, ASTA Worldwide Destination Guide and ABTA Golf in print and online. An experienced sales manager, Mark’s CV worked for some of the UK’s biggest publishers, including Dennis and Future Publishing, before joining APL six years ago. A self-confessed foodie, Mark has two children and has a passion for cycling.
Pat has been editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK) since 2010 and a travel writer/editor for over 15 years. He was shortlisted in the Editor of the Year, Lifestyle category at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards 2014 and saw his publication named Best Consumer Holiday Magazine at the British Travel Awards 2014. Pat’s a long-suffering Nottingham Forest fan with an unfeasibly large record collection and he hates polystyrene.
Dan grew up in Zimbabwe, surrounded by bush veld, granite koppies and sunshine. From an early age he took an avid interest in drawing and painting, so it was a natural progression to seek out a career in print and publishing. He’s currently a Production Manager at APL Media, where he’s worked since 2012. His best quality is being calm in the eye of a storm.
An eight-year veteran of APL Media, Chris heads up the art department. He’s overseen several project launches and numerous redesigns and regularly judges a host of photography competitions, including our own National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition. A fan of the Friday lunchtime pint, Chris survives on Tetley and chocolate Hobnobs when deadlines are tight.
Our digital development editor joined APL five years as editorial assistant. A stickler for detail, he’s helped the company deliver projects like the National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition and Travel Media Awards, and manages the day-to-day running of the company’s websites and apps. Made in Switzerland and exported to London via Ireland.
Natalie has been running the events at APL Media since 2015, including award ceremonies, expert-led panel discussions, travel writing and photography masterclasses, photography exhibitions and the National Geographic Traveller Festival 2017. When not at an event or home with her children, she loves to spin and climb mountains as long as the day ends with a cold Jack Daniels and Coke.