David Harris | Chief Executive Officer
David Harris was appointed to the newly-created position of CEO of Ensemble Travel Group in March 2019.
He joins the team with more than 35 years of experience, working in the travel industry for his entire professional career following his completion of a B.A in Mathematics from York University.
In fact, travel runs in his blood. His parents opened a travel agency franchise in 1982 that Harris purchased when they retired in 1995. He then served as the President and sole Owner of M. Ross Harris Travel Limited, operating three consumer-facing travel brands – Orion Travelinx, Voyageur Travel and Charrisma Travel Group (all Ensemble members for 19 years) – until he sold the business in March 2019 to assume his current position.
Harris has a proven track record of helping build Ensemble’s strategic vision, championing member-centric initiatives (such as Shareholder parity) during his service as Chair and Vice Chair of Ensemble’s North American Board – positions he held for four years. He has also participated in the business as a Director on numerous committees of the Board including Finance, Australia, Executive, Acquisitions and Compensation & Review. In addition, he was first elected to the Canadian Advisory Board for Ensemble in 2008 and was then nominated and elected as a Director to the North American Board for Ensemble in 2013. In 2017, Harris and his daughter Lauren were awarded the Ensemble Agency Excellence award for engagement.
Harris is based in Toronto but spends up to two weeks each month in New York.
Libbie Rice | President
Rice joined Ensemble Travel Group in January 2011. Her professional background in the travel industry spans more than 15 years, including key roles in the areas of customer relationship management and revenue management at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eos Airlines, and GetThere (a Sabre Company). Just prior to joining Ensemble Travel Group, Rice was vice president of marketing for Voyage.tv. Over the years, she gained a reputation as an astute and forward thinker in such critical areas as quantitative marketing, revenue management, CRM, and information and social media technologies. She currently serves on the Globus Advisory Board and various ASTA board names/groups.
Rice holds an MBA from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley. She currently lives in Manhattan. Her passion for travel has led Rice to live in Australia, Belgium, and Hong Kong. She tends to weave in adventurous activities while traveling: summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, canyoning in Slovenia, hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro and, of course, bungee jumping with Ensemble members in Whistler.