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The HBAA Executive committee comprises both agent and venue members. It is made up of the Board of Directors, the venue chair, past and vice chairs and the chairs of sub committees; who may be either agent or venue members and a number of non-executive members; the number is determined by the board from time to time.

Please click here to view the Executive Committee's 2018 objectives. 

  • Chairman - Louise Goalen, Top Banana Venues
  • Past Chair - Leigh Cowlishaw, Capita Travel and Events
  • Treasurer - Angie Mason, Absolute Corporate Events
  • Consultant Executive Director - Juliet Price, HBAA
  • Venue Member Chair - Louisa Watson, Wyboston Lakes
  • Vice Venue Chair - Rachael Naylor, Kew Green Hotels
  • Events Chair - Rachael Naylor, Kew Green Hotels
  • Marketing Chair - Jenner Carter, Lime Venue Portfolio
  • Membership Chair - Sian Sayward, Inntel
  • Business Accommodation Chair  - Nick Scott, arrangeMY
  • Tech & Innovation Chair - Caleb Parker, Bold
  • International Chair - Jayson Hodgkinson, Venue-Choice Ltd
  • Agency Engagement Chair - Julie Shorrock, HTS
  • Agency Sector Representative - Alison Makosz, Conference Care
  • Venue Sector Representative - Ellie Martin, Goodwood


  • Each committee chair has a deputy
  • Agency Engagement Deputy - Vacant
  • Events Deputy - Lorna Massey, Jupiter Hotels
  • International Projects Deputy - Kelly Ansell, IHG
  • Membership Deputy - LaiHa Diamond, Kings Venues
  • Marketing Deputy - Gaynor England, Abstract Events
  • Business Travel Accommodation Deputy - Martin Klima, Habicus Group
  • Tech & Innovation Deputy - Adam Simpson, etc. venues
  • Sponsorship Deputy - Rachel Buswell, Sundial SOS

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