July 17, 2024

The BTA welcomes four new board members

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has appointed four new executive board members from across the industry, bringing the total number of members on the BTA's governing board to 14.

Joining the board for 2020 will be Capita Travel and Events’ CEO, James Parkhouse; ATPI’s Global Head of Corporate Sales Adam Knights, Key Travel’s Group CEO Saad Hammad, and Inntel’s CEO Douglas O’Neill. The association will also create a junior board this year.

The BTA’s Chair and Gray Dawes Group CEO, Suzanne Horner, said: “We are delighted to welcome these four new, highly talented professionals to the Board during this period of exciting growth for the BTA. All four of them have significant experience and a host of relevant skills that will enhance the BTA’s Board and help shape the association’s strategy and future.”

The announcement was made at the BTA’s 2020 Winter Conference in Central London on 30 January 2020 – the first in a series of events the association will hold for its members throughout the year.

It was also announced at the conference that Managing Director at the Business Travel Network, David Clare, will be joining the association to manage around 40 planned events this year including everything from breakfast sessions and evening socials to major conferences.

In a video addressing nearly 200 delegates, Suzanne Horner said the newly-rebranded BTA (formerly the GTMC) has welcomed new partners too, including Atriis, Mastercard, AMEX Financial Services, GSA, Air Transat and Norwegian.