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The BTA's new directors: Katherine Gershon and Chris Galanty
The Business Travel Association (BTA) has appointed Chris Galanty, global CEO of Flight Centre Corporate, and Katherine Gershon, managing director of Wexas, as board directors.
Galanty and Gershon, who join the BTA Executive Board today, will “contribute to the BTA’s overall commercial plan, whilst showcasing the significant role business travel plays in the broader UK economy,” the association said.
On the appointments, Suzanne Horner, chair of the BTA said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris Galanty and Katherine Gershon to the board. Their wealth of experience paired with their host of important skills will enrich the BTA’s board at such a crucial time for our sector.”
Gershon said: “The BTA’s contribution to our sector in 2020 has been unequivocal, and I look forward to bringing my 25 years’ turnaround experience to help rebuild the travel industry for our loyal partners, customers, and the wider business travel community.”
Galanty added: “I am passionate about enhancing our beloved industry, and with over 15 years managing Flight Centre, I will bring decisiveness and a determined growth strategy to the Board. I’m looking forward to utilising BTA’s global platform to discuss the challenges we as an industry are currently facing.”