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HBAA appoints new chair and venue member chair

The HBAA has announced that Angie Mason (pictured right) is to be chair and Rachael Naylor (pictured left) venue member chair for 2019.

Angie Mason is chairman of Absolute Corporate Events. She was a founder member of the HBAA, has served on the Executive Committee for many years and was chair of the HBAA in 2003. Angie will also be the HBAA Treasurer in 2019.

She succeeds Louise Goalen who was chair in both 2017 and 2018. Louise will continue to be a member of the Board as immediate past chair.

Rachael Naylor, who is about to become director of sales at the Crowne Plaza Stratford-Upon-Avon, is currently HBAA vice venue chair and chair of events committee.

Angie Mason commented: “This is an exciting year for the HBAA. As my predecessors have worked hard to lay strong foundations and build on our recent success, in 2019 we’ll be looking forward and focussing on the next generation as the future of the industry and the association. To be chair again this year is an inspiring prospect and a great honour.” 

Angie and Rachael will formally take up their post at the HBAA AGM and Members Meeting which, along with the HBAA’s Annual Dinner, take place on 11 January at the Park Plaza Victoria, London.

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