Clive Wratten has been named as the new chief executive of the Business Travel Association.

He joins from travel management company Amber Road where he has been chief executive since 2015.

Wratten takes over the leadership of the association on the retirement of Adrian Parkes.

He was hired to execute a new business strategy at Amber Road and led its rebrand from CTI last year.

He was previously UK general manager at Etihad Airways for eight years, following roles with Qantas, Gulf Air and British Airways.

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As the head of the business travel trade body, Wratten is charged with implementing the association’s new, broadened scope of work.

He will also be looking to continue to boost member and industry partner numbers and establish new partnerships with cross sector associations.

BTA chair  Suzanne Horner said: “I’ve known Clive for many years and his commitment to the BTA as a member of the executive committee makes him the ideal person for the job.

“Whilst we are sad to see Adrian go, we are certain Clive will execute the association’s vision superbly and pick up where Adrian’s great work left off.

“I’m looking forward to working with Clive and the other members of the board on delivering the new BTA mission and continuing the great work we’ve already put in place on behalf of our TMC members and their clients, as well as partners and other industry associates.”