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
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.
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.
Capita Travel and Events
- Business strategy definition and execution.
- Merger and acquisition planning and management.
- Empathetic and empowering leadership
- Senior team building and coaching
Saad is the CEO of Key Travel, an international market leading TMC exclusively focused on the not-for-profit sector. Since joining in 2017, he has doubled the scale of the business organically and through M&A, expanding operations into 11 countries across Europe, Africa, and North America.
Saad has considerable international executive and non-executive experience from within the travel industry as well as other sectors. He was between 2013 and 2016 Group CEO of Flybe (Europe’s largest regional airline), where he led a turnaround which in 2016 returned the business to profit for the first time since its flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2010. Saad has also been MD at the Gores Group, an-operations focused private equity firm as well as Chief Commercial Officer at EasyJet PLC where he led the airline’s commercial transformation which doubled revenues from £1.3bn to £2.7bn within 4 years. He is currently non-executive director at Jetlines, a low cost airline start-up in Canada and has been a non-executive director of other international businesses, including Pegasus Airlines, the leading low-cost carrier in Turkey.
Saad, who grew up in Lebanon, is a UK national and holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with 2 children and is a big tennis fan.