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The HBAA Executive committee comprises both agent and venue members. It is made up of the Board of Directors, plus the Venue Member chair, immediate past Venue Member Chair, the vice chairs,  and the chairs of sub committees; who may be either agent or venue members. A number of member representatives as determined by the board are also included from time to time.

Please click here to view the Executive Committee's 2019 objectives. 

  • HBAA Chair & Treasurer  - Angie Mason, Absolute Corporate Events
  • Immediate Past Chair - Louise Goalen, Top Banana 
  • Past Chair - Leigh Cowlishaw
  • Next Generation Board Members:
    • Anthony Kwokori, The Barbican
    • Ryan Doyle, Park Regis Birmingham
    • Olivia Woolley, HTS
  • HBAA Vice Chair - Lex Butler, Wolf and White
  • Consultant Executive Director - Juliet Price, HBAA
  • Venue Member Chair - Rachael Naylor, IHG 
  • Vice Venue Chair - Andrew Woods, Millennium and Copthorne Hotels
  • Immediate Past Venue Member Chair - Louisa Watson, Wyboston Lakes
  • Events Chair - Jason Cardy, Capita Travel and Events
  • Marketing Chair - Jenner Carter, Lime Venue Portfolio
  • Membership Chair - LaiHa Diamond, Kings Venues
  • Business Accommodation Chair  - Nick Scott, arrangeMY
  • Tech & Innovation Chair - Alexis Moreau, Robinson College
  • International Chair - Carla Garman, Abstract Events 
  • Agency Engagement Chair - Julie Shorrock, HTS
  • Agency Member Representative - Sian Sayward, Inntel


  • Each committee chair has a deputy
  • Agency Engagement Deputy - vacant
  • Events Deputy - Zak Welch, Aubrey Park Hotel
  • International Projects Deputy - Kelly Ansell, IHG
  • Membership Deputy - vacant
  • Marketing Deputy - Gaynor England, Abstract Events
  • Business Accommodation Deputy - vacant
  • Tech & Innovation Deputy - Caleb Parker, BOLD
  • Sponsorship Deputy - Rachel Buswell, Sundial SOS