July 17, 2024

Business Travel Association names new CEO

The Business Travel Association has appointed Clive Wratten as its new Chief Executive with effect from September 1.

He replaces Adrian Parkes who retires this summer.

Wratten leaves his role as CEO of travel management company Amber Road where he spearheaded a new business strategy and oversaw its rebrand from CTI.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the business travel industry, including previous roles with Etihad Airways, Qantas, Gulf Air, British Airways and HRG.

Wratten will take the helm at the BTA following its recent rebrand from the GTMC and its broadening scope of work.

James Mortimer, CFO at Amber Road, will take up the role of interim Managing Director at the TMC.

Suzanne Horner, the new Chair of the BTA, says: “I’ve known Clive for many years and his commitment to the BTA as a member of the executive committee makes him the ideal person for the job.

“Whilst we are sad to see Adrian go, we are certain Clive will execute the association’s vision superbly and pick up where Adrian’s great work left off.”

Wratten adds: “It has been an enormous privilege to have led Amber Road during an important period of its history as the industry as a whole is transformed.

“I am proud to have worked with remarkable colleagues who are so committed to Amber Road and the clients it serves.”

He adds: “My decision to leave was not an easy one and I will miss working with all my friends and colleagues at the company, and I am sure that the business under James’ stewardship will continue to thrive.”