The Business Travel Association appoints Clive Wratten as new CEO

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The Business Travel Association (BTA) has appointed Clive Wratten as its new CEO, replacing Adrian Parkers who is retiring.

Wratten joins BTA from Amber Road (formerly CTI), a UK-based travel management company, where he has been a chief executive officer since 2015. Previous to this role at Amber Road, Wratten gained more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation and business travel sector at companies such as Etihad Airways, Qantas, Gulf Air and British Airways.

As the CEO of the BTA, Wratten will be in charge of 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 drive the association’s commitment to the business travel sector.

Suzanne Horner, chair of the BTA said: “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. Whilst 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.”

BTA was originally founded in 1967 to lobby those who have an impact on the business travel community, as well as to promote the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.

More than 50 years later, the association continues to do what it set out to do and now represents a diverse range of travel management companies, from global corporations to smaller, independent enterprises.

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