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The Executive Committee is the members representative body, and is made up of the Board, the Committee Chairs and up to two additional members who work on specific projects.  Executive Committee members collaborate on the individual committees’ activities and support the overarching objectives set out annually by the Board.

The Executive Committee also include the NextGen Board.




HBAA Chair

Angie Mason, Chairman

Absolute Corporate Events




HBAA Vice Chair

Lex Butler, Operations Director

Wolf & White




HBAA Immediate Past Chair

Louise Goalen, Director of Venues

Top Banana Venues





HBAA Past Chair

Leigh Cowlishaw




HBAA Venue Chair

Rachael Naylor, Director of Sales

Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon-Avon



HBAA Vice Venue Chair

Andrew Woods, Account Director 

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels



HBAA Immediate Past Venue Chair and Sustainability Chair

Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing

Wyboston Lakes




Consultant Executive Director

Juliet Price




HBAA Agency Member Representative

Sian Sayward, Head of Commercial Partnerships & Projects





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



Tech & Innovation Chair

Alexis Moreau, Head of Hospitality, Conference and Catering

Jesus College, Cambridge