The Institute of Travel Management (ITM) has appointed Scott Davies as their new CEO to take over from Simone Buckley at the beginning of October.
Davies brings a breadth of experience from the business travel sector spanning more than 18 years’ work across the TMC, airline and travel technology sectors.
Davies started his career at British Airways and has subsequently held roles as Commercial Director of Amadeus, VP, UK Sales at Virgin Atlantic Airways, and most recently as the Director of Client Management UK at HRG. For the past 2 years he has also been a voluntary member of the ITM Board of Directors.
Scott was chosen following an intensive 4-month recruitment process lead by a quorum of ITM Board Directors. Speaking about the appointment, ITM Chairman Karen Hutchings said; “The role of ITM CEO is high profile and requires an individual who has a depth of knowledge in the business travel sector, proven business acumen and the gravitas and personality to represent our members on industry issues. We were looking for someone who could continue the evolution of the association from the strong platform that has been created to date. We are delighted to have someone in Scott who has both the depth of knowledge and the energy and enthusiasm to achieve these goals. Scott really understands ITM and its members and the challenges that the association and the industry will face over the coming years.”
Commenting on his new appointment as ITM CEO, Scott said; “I am delighted to accept the role. I found my time as a board director incredibly rewarding and have always been an advocate for ITM. I feel passionate about this opportunity and am looking forward to building upon Simone’s success, and leading the association in the next exciting phase of its journey.”