Povey was previously area sales director for London at Intercontinental Hotel Group and has worked in sales positions at Portman Travel, American Express and Citi Group. He spent five years at Omega World Travel as director of sales and client services EMEA.
TBT board director Jason Lancaster previously held Povey’s new role.
Povey said: "The agency’s mix of event- and enterprise-level clients means that it’s able to offer solutions for a wide variety of customer needs. I can’t wait to get started."
Karen Evans, vice-president of business development EMEA at BCD added: "The breadth and depth of his knowledge of the events industry is exactly what we need to continue new business acquisition and I am really looking forward to having him as part of the team."
Povey will be based at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Maidenhead.