Anderson is one of six new board members joining the education and research arm of the GBTA.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity to chair the GBTA Foundation Board," he said.
"I hope to continue and build on the Foundation’s record of excellence when it comes to industry leading research and education. These programmes make our industry stronger and help propel business travel professionals forward in their careers."
Also joining the board is Ross Hosking, vice president of Wyndham Worldwide.