New CEO for Business Travel Association

BTA appoints Clive Wratten to take over leadership of the association, replacing Adrian Parkes who is retiring.

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has appointed Clive Wratten as its new CEO.

Wratten takes over the leadership of the association and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and business travel sector, replacing Adrian Parkes who is retiring.

"I’ve known Clive for many years and his commitment to the BTA as a member of the executive committee makes him the ideal person for the job," said Suzanne Horner, chair of the BTA. 

"While we are sad to see Adrian go, we are certain Clive will execute the association’s vision superbly and pick up where Adrian’s great work left off.  

"I’m looking forward to working with Clive and the other members of the board on delivering the new BTA mission and continuing the great work we’ve already put in place on behalf of our TMC members and their clients, as well as partners and other industry associates."

Wratten joins from Amber Road where he has been chief executive officer since 2015. Before that, Wratten held the role of UK general manager at Etihad Airways for eight years, bolstering his aviation experience which included roles with Qantas, Gulf Air and British Airways.

As the CEO of the BTA, Wratten is charged with implementing the association’s new, broadened scope of work, as well as continuing to boost member and industry partner numbers and establish new partnerships with cross sector associations, in order to further the association’s commitment to the business travel sector.

In July, what was known at the GTMC rebranded to become the BTA.

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