ITM Announces New Chairman and Board Directors

Updated: 01-06-2014

The Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) announces that Sarah Makings, Global Travel Category Manager - KPMG and ITM Buyer Board Director has been appointed ITM Chairman, as Nicola Lomas steps down from her two year tenure as Chairman to become Outgoing Chairman and support Sarah for the next year.

Sarah, has a wealth of industry experience, her role includes overall procurement responsibility for travel at KPMG, with a spend of more than $1bn per annum. As well as managing key travel and meetings supply relationships, Sarah leads and manages the KPMG Travel category team across KPMG Europe.

Commenting on her new role as Chairman, Sarah commented: "I am honoured to take on the role of Chairman. Sarah I look forward to leveraging my experience and working with the board and CEO, Simone Buckley, to further develop ITM’s essential role in the business travel community."

ITM welcomes a few more new faces to the ITM Board with the addition of Traveldoo Technologies UK Director, Julian Mills and Head of Sales UK at EasyJet, Ruth Spratt.  Ruth and Julian join as supplier board directors and bring with them a wealth of experience.  Speaking about the appointments, Sarah stated, "Once again we had a high calibre of candidates applying for board roles, which demonstrates the success of the association in helping to shape the future of business travel.  Both Julian and Ruth have supported the ITM considerably over the past few years and have been involved with numerous projects, sharing their experience and skills with our members. Simone and I are delighted to welcome them both to the board."

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