BTA Board Of Directors
Suzanne Horner, CEO at travel management specialist Gray Dawes since 2011, has overseen the transformation of the business from 40 employees, 1 office, £30m turnover organisation to one that now boasts 180 employees, 5 offices and £110m+ sales.
Suzanne has previously worked in a senior capacity at British Airways, Egencia and Norwegian Cruise Line. In October 2018 Suzanne was given the Outstanding Achievement Award by Advantage Travel Partnership.
Treasurer and BTA Officer
Reed & Mackay Travel
Gary joined Traveleads in 1982, working as a consultant in business travel and then sports travel, before leaving at the end of 1984 to spend two years as a member of the sales team for P&O Cruises.
Re-joining Traveleads as General Manager in 1986, Gary was responsible for the establishment of Traveleads' highly successful sports and group travel division, and the expansion of work in the wider corporate markets.
In a 40-year travel industry career, Gary has worked in retail, tour operating and across both sales and operations in corporate/specialist travel management, and has been closely involved with the development and implementation of technology and operating systems within the travel management sphere.
A keen advocate of the professional services brought to their clients by the members of the BTA, Gary is delighted to have the opportunity to play a role in widening the influence of the BTA, and is hugely enjoying working alongside TMC peers in building relationships across the wider travel industry.
Baxter Hoare Travel
Polly has over 18 year’s experience in the business travel industry, specialising in supplier management, an area she is particularly passionate about. She is currently in the Global Supplier Management team for CWT but has also worked for HRG and GBT in the past. Polly was appointed to the GTMC Board back in March 2017 and re-joined the BTA in June 2019, she is keen to not only bring her insight and experience of working for the large TMC’s but also inspire other women to work for the business travel industry.
Capita Travel and Events
A Global Business Specialising in the Entertainment, Film, Media, Corporate Travel & Events Industries.
Following Apiary Capitals acquisition of TAG’s international business’s in 2018 Steve joined as CEO to create the Group strategy, drive sustainable growth, develop best in class customer service and evolve a high performing and engaged workforce.
Steve has over 30 years of experience in the Travel sector with the last 10+ years at CEO/MD level and after leading the successful sale of Gold Medal Travel Group to dnata (Emirates Group) spent three years leading a range of business’s in the UAE & SE Asia region which included DMC and MICE activity, buying Air & Ground for the dnata group and setting up dnata’s own bed bank YalaGO.
Joining the BTA Executive Board in 2018, Steve brings an in depth knowledge of international operations and a reputation for driving significant change by modernising & building business’s that will continue to be relevant and have a successful future.