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The Executive Committee is the members representative body and comprises the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, the Venue Chair and Vice Venue Chair, Immediate Past and Vice Chairs, the Diversity & Inclusion Board and the Chairs of sub committees.

Executive Committee members collaborate on the individual committees’ activities and support the overarching objectives set out annually by the Board.

Chairs and subcommittee members are all unpaid volunteers.




HBAA Chair and Board Member

Lex Butler, Operations Director

Wolf & White




Treasurer and Board Member

Angie Mason, Chairman

Absolute Corporate Events




Board Member

Leigh Cowlishaw, Managing Partner

Black Box Partnerships, Winning Edges




Board Member

Des McLaughlin, Managing Director

meet events



Board Member

Sian Sayward, Director of Commercial Partnerships & Projects





Diversity & Inclusion Board

Ryan Doyle, Director of Sales

Park Regis Birmingham



Diversity & Inclusion Board

Anthony Kwokori, Business Events Account Executive





Diversity & Inclusion Board​

Olivia Woolley, National Account Manager

Hotel and Travel Solutions Ltd



HBAA Venue Chair

Rachael Naylor, Key Account Manager - Travel Partners/Europe Sales




HBAA Venue Vice Chair

Andrew Woods, Meetings and Events Sales Director

Leonardo Hotels




Consultant Executive Director

Juliet Price





Agency Engagement Chair

Julie Shorrock, Managing Director

Hotel and Travel Solutions (HTS)




Business Accommodation Chair

Nick Scott, Managing Director





Events Chair

Jason Cardy, Event Director

Capita Travel and Events




International Chair

Carla Garman, Director

Abstract Events




Marketing Chair

Jenner Carter, Head of Marketing

Lime Venue Portfolio



Membership Chair

LaiHa Diamond, Venues and Events Sales Manager

Kings Venues



Partnership Chair

Tamsin Noyes, Business Development Manager - New Business (UK&I Managed Hotels)





Sustainability Chair

Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing

Wyboston Lakes



Tech & Innovation Chair

Alexis Moreau, Head of Hospitality, Conference and Catering

Jesus College, Cambridge