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.