Angie Mason is Chairman of Absolute Corporate Events. She has a wealth of experience in event management, venue finding and hotel booking, having opened her first venue finding agency in 1991. She was a founder member of the HBAA, has served on the Executive Committee for many years and was Chair of the HBAA in 2003. Angie will also be the HBAA Treasurer in 2019.
She succeeds Louise Goalen who was Chair in both 2017 and 2018. Louise will continue to be a member of the Board as Immediate Past Chair, along with Leigh Cowlishaw, who was Chair in 2016.
Rachael Naylor, who is about to become Director of Sales at the Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon-Avon, is currently HBAA Vice Venue Chair and Chair of Events Commmittee.
Rachael began her career with IHG. She later went on to manage the Conference and Event sales team at Leicester Tigers before moving to Capita Travel. Until recently she was UK MICE Manager at Kew Green Hotels.
Angie Mason says “This is an exciting year for the HBAA. As my predecessors have worked hard to lay strong foundations and build on our recent success, in 2019 we’ll be looking forward and focussing on the The Next Generation as the future of the industry and the association. To be Chair again this year is an inspiring prospect and a great honour.”
Angie and Rachael will formally take up their post at the HBAA AGM and Members Meeting which, along with the HBAA’s Annual Dinner, take place on 11th January at the Park Plaza Victoria, London