Judges

Mark Cuschieri (Chairman)

Mark has worked in the corporate travel industry for 25+ years and has held roles as a Travel Buyer and Supplier. He joined UBS in 2007 and is responsible for the overall strategic management of the global travel programme in over 50 countries. Mark has a thorough understanding of corporate travel & expense management.

Jon Bolger

Jon is a highly-experienced travel procurement consultant working with both buyers and suppliers, and as a speaker and moderator. Jon is a board director of ITM (Institute of Travel Management) and also sits on the GBTA Europe Hotels committee. Jon has a BA(Hons) Business Studies, is a keen golfer and enjoys watching most sports.

Scott Davies

Scott joined ITM in 2017 and has 18 years’ experience in business travel, holding senior positions across sectors including TMC, airline and technology. He is passionate about what he does and has spoken at many industry events sharing his insights and experience. Although new to the role of ITM CEO, he spent two years as a voluntary board director.

Jodie Edwards-Locke

With over 15 years’ experience in the travel industry, Jodie has enjoyed a fast-developing career in travel. She joined The Appointment Group (TAG) in 2006 as a junior travel consultant and has ascended to a Managing Director role by the age of 29 in little over over 9 years. Jodie won the prestigious ‘Rising Star Award’ at The People Awards in 2017.

Vanessa Ancil-Griffiths

Vanessa operates a travel, events and procurement consultancy that delivers across a range of services, bridging the gap between clients, intermediaries and suppliers. Her career spans 28 years in business travel and events, working across buyer, intermediary and supplier roles. She is a member of CIPS and ITM.

Will Hasler

Will has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years in a variety of roles at airlines, GDS and corporates. He’s been the outsourced travel manager at PwC UK since 2004 and a board director at the ITM since 2013. Like many buyers, he’s working on getting much closer to his travellers to understand their concerns.

Barbara Kolosinska

With over two decades of experience in the travel industry Barbara has established herself as one of its key figures. Alongside her role on the Board at the Institute of Travel and Tourism, Barbara occupies the position of Director at both C&M Travel Recruitment and C&M Executive Recruitment with her work being instrumental to the company’s success.

Ken McLeod

Ken is Director of Industry Affairs at the Advantage Travel Partnership, and a Director of its international division, Worldwide Independent Network. He is also the current President of the Scottish Passenger Agents Association (SPAA) and serves on the council for the Association of ATOL Companies (AAC). Ken has 40 years’ travel industry experience.

Audrey Muir

Audrey has been in the travel industry for over 30 years and has been in her current role as Corporate Travel Manager with Baillie Gifford for seven years. Audrey manages an internal travel team and is responsible for all supplier negotiations and relationships. Previous roles were in leisure travel, hotels, airline and tour operation.

Adrian Parkes

Adrian joined the GTMC as Chief executive in September 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry. Adrian was most recently Director of Product and Marketing for Clarity following the merger with Portman in 2016. Adrian’s experience also spans many years in the airline sector, Etihad and bmi (British Midland)

Caroline Strachan

With over 20 years’ experience in travel, Caroline has held roles as both buyer and supplier. Her experience can be summarized as 10 years as meetings & events supplier, 10 years as travel buyer (at Cisco, Yahoo and AstraZeneca) and more recently as the VP Global Consulting at Amex. She is now Managing Partner at Festive Road.