Key GTMC appointments
- Category: Appointments
- Created on Friday, 13 July 2012 14:00
Well qualified for the role, Williamson, as did Veronique, had an accountancy background before entering the travel industry. Former GTMC chairman Veronique has resigned from the GTMC executive committee as he is relocating to Los Angeles.
Veronique’s departure also meant there was a vacancy on the GTMC executive board and following an election Baxter Hoare’s managing director Adam White was elected and will step up to the challenge.
Travel by Appointment’s managing director Andy Hampshaw will represent the company in place of Veronique at members’ events.
GTMC chairman Ajaya Sodha said: “All members of the executive board, and also the working party members give up their time on a voluntary basis and the chief executive relies on their support. The role of treasurer is particularly time-consuming and quite a commitment. Maurice has done an excellent job over the last few years and my thanks go to him and also to Mervyn for taking over. I also welcome Adam White to the executive board. There will be no learning curve for Adam as he was on the executive some years ago in a previous position, before he took over Baxter Hoare.”
The GTMC employs a chief executive and that person is supported by an executive board of elected members and this could be likened to a board of directors. In addition to Sodha, Williamson and White there are nine other members on the board. These are immediate past GTMC chairman, Portman’s Michael Hare; ATPI’s Graham Ramsey; Ian Allan Travel’s Paul Allan; Wexas Travel Management’s Steve Allen; Reed & Mackay Travel’s Richard Boardman; Co-Operative Travel Management’s Paula Cullen; Horncastle Executive Travel’s Peter Drummond; Travel Management Group’s David Moore and Hillgate Travel’s Anthony Rissbrook.