Email the editor

New faces after Institute of Travel & Meetings board refresh

High-profile appointments to association board as two-year cycle renews

Pictured: Scott Davies

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) has refreshed its board for 2016 with a series of high-profile appointments.

Ending their tenures are ATPI’s Adam Knights, Ian Jones from De Vere Hotels and Resorts, Linda Bekoe of Global Hospitality Services and BCD Meetings & Events’s Anthony Coyle Dowling, plus past chair Nicola Lomas, director of travel partnerships for International SOS.

After a competitive interview process, they have been replaced by BCD Travel senior vice president Chris Crowley, Guy Snelgar, sales director for Diners’ Club UK, and Claire Barrie, sales director for serviced apartment provider Oakwood Worldwide. From the airline sector come British Airways head of corporate sales Marie Hilditch and Virgin Atlantic’s vice president UK sales Scott Davies. Finally, Leanne Fowler, sales and marketing director of NYS Corporate, becomes the youngest member of the board. 

ITM chairman Mark Cuschieri said: “A number of extremely talented people from across the industry were considered for board positions. I am sure our members will derive huge benefit from those who were finally appointed. The group brings a mixture of youthful zest, experience and enthusiasm. Their presence will inject renewed vigour and undoubtedly help drive the organisation forward over the coming years.”

The ITM is an association for buyers and suppliers in the business travel industry, and promotes best practice, benchmarking and the development of individual and collective expertise.

Facebook Share Twitter Share LinkeIn Share