The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of a raft of new directors to replace those that have stepped down at the completion of their term on the board.
Appointed to the role of ITM Supplier Director are Trevor Elswood, Group Managing Director of Capita/BSI and Anthony Coyle-Dowling, Global Director of Sales for Zibrant. The association has also appointed Robbie Hughes, Manager -Travel & Expense EMEA for Salesforce.com as the latest ITM Buyer Director.
In addition, ITM has announced the appointment of two ITM Associate Directors. Tracy Woods, Director, Strategic Corporate Development, Europe for Travelport and David Chapple, Event Director Business Travel & Meetings Show, will act as advisors to the board in their Associate Director capacity. Linda Bekoe, Head of City Sales for Grange Hotels, becomes a full ITM Supplier Director after operating as an Associate Director for 2 years.
Talking about the appointments, Nicola Lomas, ITM’s vice-chair, said, “Once again our call for industry talent was heard and we received a really great response to the positions available. The interview panel was delighted that every candidate we were presented with had something to offer ITM and the wider industry. Our choice adds increased diversity of experience and perspective to the board and that’s what has always made the ITM board such a successful and rewarding body.”
The new roles have been created after the completion of directors terms in 2010 and the roles of Jon Reeve, Evolvi, and Nicola Spence, Balfour Beatty, have come to an end this year. Speaking about their contribution, Jamie Hindhaugh, ITM’s chairman, said “Jon has led the first stage of our education programme with University of Brighton to a point where we now have a live degree supported by ITM. His passion and knowledge of the higher education sector has been invaluable. Nicola has been one of those directors who adds real value to a board by not being afraid to challenge established positions and she was the original lead of the working party which looked hard at what benefits we could provide members. Both have been outstanding advocates for ITM and they will be sorely missed.”
The new directors will start their initial two year terms after the 13th July board meeting.