The Caterer

Chris Peacock appointed chairman of HBAA

13 January 2012 by
Chris Peacock appointed chairman of HBAA

The newly appointed chairman of the Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) intends to provide an opportunity for more young people to work in the industry.

Chris Peacock, who officially takes over his new role at the HBAA's annual general meeting today (Friday), is to encourage members to offer one-year work placements to undergraduates studying event management.

During his one-year tenure in the role, Peacock, who is the co-founder and director of Conference Care, also aims to improve the financial footing of the organisation and raise its profile within the corporate market.

Peacock, who takes over as chairman from Juliet Price, was previously treasurer and vice chairman of the HBAA. He will be supported in his new role by Chris Parnham, managing director of Zibrant as vice chair.

Over 500 members pf the association are due to attend the HBAA's annual dinner tonight at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 where Peacock will make his inaugural speech. As well as outlining the association's objectives for the year ahead, he will also reveal the charity he has chosen for the HBAA to support in 2012.

Juliet Price takes over as HBAA chair >>

Are hotel booking agents the way forward? >>

By Janet Harmer

E-mail your comments to Janet Harmer here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.