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Two new board directors appointed by Business Travel Association

Flight Centre Corporate global chief executive Chris Galanty and Wexas managing director Katherine Gershon have joined the board of the Business Travel Association.

Galanty and Gershon will contribute to the growth of the association’s overall commercial plan, while showcasing the role business travel plays in the broader UK economy.

They will also help shape its future strategy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The appointments sees the total number of members on the BTA’s governing body rise to 15.

BTA chair Suzanne Horner 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.”

Galanty said: “At such an unprecedented and fundamental time for our travel sector, I am delighted to be joining the BTA executive board.

“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.”

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.

“Never has there been a more important time for innovative thinking and change transformation.”

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